This title deals with fashion of the 21st century. It features 100 fashion designers shaping the styles of tomorrow. This two-volume compilation brings together highlights from TASCHEN’s Fashion Now! series to create a comprehensive overview of fashion design around the world at the start of the 21st century. Edited by i-D creator Terry Jones, this book is an indispensible work of reference for anyone interested in the future of fashion.
Passion for fashion. Between the first decade of the 20th century, when women were still locked into figure-shaping corsets, to the last years of the millennium, when sexy sweats and low-rise jeans became must-have status items, fashion evolved from a luxury enjoyed by the highest echelon of society to a global business that whisks trends off the runway and into the stores before the last supermodel has left the catwalk. From full skirts to miniskirts and morning coats to leisure suits, men’s and women’s clothing design evolved so rapidly that it was all one could do to keep up and stay in style.
Chanel’s combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from 1920 onwards. Dazzling clothes, intricate accessories, beautiful models and timeless design leave no doubt as to the lasting fame of the brand and embody everything that has come to symbolize the magic of Chanel.
Rei Kawakubo, the enigmatic head of innovative Japanese fashion house Comme des Garcons, has a special vision which extends beyond clothing to furniture, architecture, and graphic design, always defying conventional thinking. "i-D" examines Rei's complex and conceptual world, digging through the magazines archive and re-visiting interviews which explore how the fashion house continues to challenge the Western ideals of body shape and garment construction. Breaking the conventional rules, Kawakubo continues to push boundaries, perfectly marrying fashion with art in the most unexpected of ways. Packed into 120 pages is biographical and personal information as well as imagery from photographers including Paolo Roversi, David Bailey, and Emma Summerton, plus interviews with Jamie Huckbody, Josh Sims, and Terry Jones.
As one of the most mentally rigorous designers working in fashion, Yohji Yamamoto creates garments that can be intellectual – sometimes even difficult – yet always beautiful. Yohji’s free-spirited world is explored here via “i-D” magazine’s archives starting back in the 1980s, including his adoration for women and the female form, the painful process of creating anti-fashion through fashion and how his timeless utilitarian designs can be both avant-garde and classic at once. Packed into 120 pages is biographical and personal information as well as imagery from over 30 years of i-D’s history with images from photographers including Paolo Roversi, Max Vadukal, and Nick Knight, plus interviews with Jamie Huckbody, Holly Shackleton, and Terry Jones.
Hardback | 120 pages
Clothes define people. A person’s attire, whether it’s a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential code to his or her culture, class, personality, even their faith. Founded in 1978, the Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothes from sociological, historical, and artistic perspectives. Now holder of one of the world’s most extensive clothing collections, the KCI has amassed a wide range of historical garments, underwear, shoes, and fashion accessories dating from the 18th century to the present day. Showcasing the Institute’s vast collection, Fashion History is a fascinating excursion through the last three centuries of clothing trends. Featuring impeccable photography of clothing expertly displayed and arranged on custom-made mannequins, it is a testimony to clothing as “an essential manifestation of our very being” and to the Instiute’s passion for fashion as a complex and intricate artform. The book’s authors include some of the smartest minds and sharpest eyes in fashion studies: Akiko Fukai (Chief Curator of T he Kyoto Costume Institute), Tamami Suoh (Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute), Miki Iwagami (Lecturer of fashion history at Sugino Fashion College (Tokyo), Reiko Koga (Professor of fashion history at Bunka Women’s University), and Rie Nii (Associate Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute).
Start every day in style. This is a century’s worth of fabulous looks to inspire you daily: TASCHEN’s perpetual calendars. For those of you whose date books have been replaced by smartphones, TASCHEN has created the new “365 Day-By-Day” series so that you can still enjoy the warm analog feeling of marking every day with the turn of a page. Each day you’ll discover a new photo and a related quote, ensuring a constant source of inspiration right on your desktop. At the end of the year, just turn back to the beginning and start again!