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How to read fashion: a crash course in understanding styles

How to read fashion: a crash course in understanding styles

Ffoulkes, Fiona

Highly illustrated, 'How to Read Fashion' identifies the main fashion trends of the past 200 years and shows how they relate to contemporary styles, focusing particularly on materials, trends and accessories

Book. English.
Published London: Herbert, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Fiona Ffoulkes
ISBN: 140812839X, 9781408128398
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.) ; 17 cm.
Subject: Beauty and Fashion.; Fashion.

Author note

Fiona Ffoulkes has worked in fashion and costume design for the past 30 years, including 15 years as a stylist for BBC and ITV. She has lectured in textiles and fashion at St Martins College of Art & Design and at the American University in Paris. Fiona is continuing research into the history of the French luxury clothing industry and has contributed to several publications, including Consumers and Luxury: Consumer Culture in Europe 1650-1850 (1999).


'Fashion is all around us but many people don't know the origins of classic pieces…Help is at hand from a new book, How to Read Fashion, which gives a crash course in understanding styles.'
Glasgow Sunday Mail (January 2011)