Charmed by the 1920’s

Even I firstly thought to jump from one theme to another when I am preparing my new blog post, writing about the poetry or the philosophy if the fashion took the place the last time, I was wrong: these days I bought some new fashion books that kept me occupied, including „The history of modern fashion“, written by Daniel James Cole and Nancy Deihl. The book was my desire from the first moment I saw it: it is alike the fashion encyclopaedia! It contains all the main aspects of the fashion from the 1850’s to nowadays, including the most significant designers for each decade. All the illustrations and photographs give such a good insight in the main characteristics so having it brings me such a joy, even it holds the price. The second book here to mention is „101 things I learned in fashion school“ by Alfredo Cabrera and Matthew Frederick. Even the title can suggest that this is nothing more but the book for the beginners, it could be different: the book sums up all the main things about the design itself and the designer’s world making the path to the ideas more specified. Did you know that the destroyed French economy after the WWII started to rise thanks to one designer? Or that the conceptual design started with the attack at Hiroshima? „Fashion is a barometer of culture“, it accentuates, and with that thought it could be developed what the fashion says about the culture the people represent today.

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