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...History and Significance of Italian Fashion The official date of birth of Italian fashion was 12 February 1951, when Giovanbattista Giorgini organized a fashion show of Milanese and Roman couture houses in his home in Via dei Serragli...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students will be able to: Understand the business operations of a French fashion start-up and brand. Identify, examine, assess, and analyze key elements of brand identity, values...

Putting Color to Use-Past, Present, and Future

Edith Anderson Feisner

Edith Anderson Feisner is a Visiting Specialist / Assistant Chair (Retired) in the School of Fine Arts at Montclair State University. She has taught courses in color, design, and introduction to visual arts. She has held many positions in the Embroiderers' Guild of America including certified teacher, teacher certification board, as well as the author of the master craftsman programs in color and design. Her fine art works are in both public and private collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ronald Reed

Ron Reed, MS, NCIDQ Certificate No. 20474, ASID, IDEC, IIDA, is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for Interior Design in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University--San Marcos. Reed has served as the IDEC Southwest Regional Chair between 2011-2012. He holds a Masters Degree in Interior Design from Colorado State University and Bachelor in Interior Design from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His research interest include color pedagogy and interior environmental features leading to perceptions of place-attachment and meanings of home in environments of limited personal control. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Color Studies

Fairchild Books, 2014

Book chapter

...After reading this chapter, you will:Summarize the role color has played in the chronological history of major art and design movements.Compare and contrast color applications in environmental, studio, and commercial arts.Examine...

Craft Studios in France: Ateliers d’Art

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Twenty-first-century craftspeople may use new devices and materials, but they still have a respect for tradition. Traditional skills can develop in parallel with new technologies and support economic growth. Ateliers d’art preserve...
...Manolo Blahnik has become a household name thanks to Carrie Bradshaw’s fetishization of the master shoemaker’s skyscraper stilettos in cult television show Sex and the City. This cult of personality often overshadows his oeuvre...

Radical Shoemaking and Dress Reform From Fabians To Feminists

Annebella Pollen

Annebella Pollen is Principal Lecturer in History of Art and Design and Director of Historical and Critical Studies at the University of Brighton, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dress History : New Directions in Theory and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In a famous polemic from 1937, George Orwell denounced the ‘cranks’ that he considered were giving left-wing politics a bad name. As he put it, ‘One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words “Socialism” and “Communism” draw towards...