World Dress Fashion in Detail


by Rosemary Crill, Jennifer Wearden and Verity Wilson

Why we have selected this book:

The book based on the rich collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum is visually impressive and shows the traditional dress of various peoples and regions with special emphasis on details. Bright colours, fantastic ornaments and decorations, fine handiwork – for anyone, who is looking for inspiration and a respite in the beauty created by man.

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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”.

Contents List:

Introduction • Necklines • Fastenings • Cuffs, Edgings and Seams • Contrasting Fabrics • Pleats and Gathers • Applied Decoration • Glossary • Further Reading • Map • Index of People and Places

This book is brought by Abrams & Chronicle Books and V&A Publishing, ISBN 9781851775682

Additional information

Weight 1.250 kg
Dimensions 22.9 × 1.6 × 29.8 cm

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