Book Overview from the Publisher:
From the mountains of Montenegro to the shores of South-East Asia and beyond, the V&A’s renowned world dress collection is highlighted in “World Dress Fashion in Detail”. The book, part of the “V&A Fashion in Detail” series, explores cut work and silk embroidery from Indonesia, applied metal braid and cord fastenings from Albania, as well as elaborate patchwork from Tibet, India, Korea and Iran. Specially commissioned photographs, authoritative text and line drawings showcase the breathtaking richness of detail that will delight and inspire anyone interested in dress. This title was previously available as “Dress in Detail from Around the World”.
Introduction • Necklines • Fastenings • Cuffs, Edgings and Seams • Contrasting Fabrics • Pleats and Gathers • Applied Decoration • Glossary • Further Reading • Map • Index of People and Places