1/23/2017

Three fashion books you should read



Not sure what to do in this gloomy winter weather, but you are into reading and fashion? Worry no more, here are my top three fashion books to get you through the last week of January. None of them are trendy, shorty books written by bloggers that are going strong these days, not that there's something wrong with those, I just think a real fashion book needs substance, not just tips for taking Instagram photos.

NJ Stevenson The Chronology of Fashion 


A mix of everything a good fashion book needs: great photos and cleverly written texts that offer a sea of information, all followed by interesting fashion quotes. This is actually a guide through fashion history, from the France after the Revolution (birth place of empire dress) to contemporary fashion. I  wish it included older fashion eras as well, but it's only so much that can fit in one book.

''A dress cannot just hang like a painting on a wall, or like a book remaining intact and live a long and sheltered life.''
Elsa Schiaparelli


Icons of Fashion The 20th century


Also a great book about fashion history, but unlike the previous one it focuses more on certain phenomenons and groundbreaking moments (and designers). If you already know quite a bit of fashion history, but you want to study it further, this is the book for you.


''My vision: a nymph who, in her heart of hearts, is a leopardess''.
John Galliano



Fashion Now by  Terry Jones and Susie Rushton


Short and sweet, like similar Taschen publications, it offers a glimpse into the world of well known, as well as alternative designers. About some of them I never even heard before reading this book (and I know quite a lot about fashion).


''I believe in style not fashion.''
Ralph Loren





Niste sigurni šta da radite po ovom tugaljivom zimskom vremenu, a volite modu i čitanje? Ne morate više da brinete jer je ovde lista moje tri omiljene knjige o modi da vam pomogne da pregurate poslednju nedelju januara. Nijedna nije od onih kratkih knjižica koje su napisali blogeri, nemam ništa ni protiv njih, ali smatram da je pravoj modnoj knjizi potreban dobar sadržaj, ne samo saveti za slikanje Instagram slika.

NJ Stevenson The Chronology of Fashion 


Miks svega što dobra knjiga o modi treba da ima: sjajne fotografije i pametno napisani tekstovi koji nude more informacija, a sve prate i zanimljivi citati o modi. Ovo je zapravo vodič kroz istoriju mode, od Francuske posle Revolucije (kada je nastala ampir silueta) do savremenog odevanja. Jedino bih volela da su uključene i starije modne dekade, ipak samo određen broj informacija može da stane u jednu knjigu.

''A dress cannot just hang like a painting on a wall, or like a book remaining intact and live a long and sheltered life.''
Elsa Schiaparelli



Icons of Fashion The 20th century


Takođe sjajna knjiga o modnoj istoriji, ali se za razliku od prethodne više bazira na određene fenomene i značajne momente (i dizajnere). Ako već znate ponešto o istoriji mode, ali želite još da je proučavate, ovo je knjiga za vas.


''My vision: a nymph who, in her heart of hearts, is a leopardess''.
John Galliano



Fashion Now by  Terry Jones and Susie Rushton


Kratka ali upečatljiva, kao i druge slične Taschen publikacije, nudi prozor u svet dobro poznatih, ali i alternativnih dizajnera. Za neke nikada nisam ni čula pre nego što sam pročitala ovu knjigu (a poprilično dobro poznajem modnu scenu).



''I believe in style not fashion.''
Ralph Loren





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