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I've got a couple books to suggest. They're light on the pictures as they're a bit more academic:

 

Re-Orienting Fashion - The chapter by Lise Skov is wonderful. It discusses the Orientalism that Japanese designers faced in the eighties. Actually, I would recommend anything by Lise Skov.

 

The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion - For those who love their Japanese designers especially those in the eighties this is the book for you. It's a comprehensive book on Japanese designers in Paris and covers a wide range of topics. Kawamura Yuniwa. 

 

Fashion Zeitgeist - It's a bit pretentious but a good read none the less. 

 

When Clothes Become Fashion - Haven't read too much of this, but what I've read is very good. It's toned down version of Fashion Zeitgeist and frankly much more insightful. It mostly deals with Avant-garde and post-modernist fashion.

 

The Cutting Edge Fashion From Japan - The editorials are pretty tame, and I'm not a fan of Bonnie English as a scholar or least when she discusses Japanese designers. But the catalog of Japanese fashion designers is lovely. 

 

About Face Performing Race in Fashion and Theater - Very good book. Once again covers the issue of Orientalism in fashion. 

post #137 of 142
Found this PhD student's recomended reading list. The list more covers the intersection of fashion/ clothing and urban studies, but there are some titles here I thought might be of interest to forum members. I'm putting it behind the cut because this is really long.
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Anna, Susanne, and Gronbach, Eva, Editors, 2006, Generation Mode: Expedition Zu Den Modeschulen Der Welt/The Fashion Generation: Expedition to the Fashion Schools of the World, Düsseldorf: Stadtmuseum der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz Verlag.

Arnold, Rebecca, 2009, Fashion: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Arnold, Rebecca, 2009, The American Look: Fashion, Sportswear and the Image of Women in 1930s and 1940s New York, London and New York, NY: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.

Aspelund, Karl, 2009, Fashioning Society: A Hundred Years of Haute Couture by Six Designers, New York, NY: Fairchild Books.

Ben Saad, Maria, Editor, 2008, Swedish Fashion: Exploring a New Identity, Stockholm: Swedish Institute. [Exhibition Catalogue]

Bernheim, Nele, 2008, Editor, Symposium 1: Modus Operandi, State of Affairs in Current Research on Belgian Fashion, Antwerp: MoMu – Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp.

Blaszczyk, Regina Lee, Editor, 2008, Producing Fashion: Commerce, Culture and Consumers, Philadelphia: Pennsylvania University Press.

Brand, Jan, and Teunissen, José, Editors, 2006, Global Fashion, Local Tradition: On the Globalisation of Fashion, Arnhem: Uitgeverij Terra Lannoo BV. [Exhibition Catalogue]

Brand, Jan, Teunissen, José and van der Zwaag, Anne, Editors, 2006, The Power of Fashion: About Design and Meaning, Arnhem: Uitgeverij Terra Lannoo BV and ArtEZ Press.

Breward, Christopher and Gilbert, David, Editors, 2006, Fashion’s World Cities, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Bruzzi, Stella, and Church Gibson, Pamela, Editors, 2000, Fashion Cultures: Theories, Explorations and Analysis, London and New York, NY: Routledge.

Craik, Jennifer, 1993, The Face of Fashion: Cultural Studies in Fashion, London and New York: Routledge.

Craik, Jennifer, 2009, Fashion: The Key Concepts, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Currid, Elizabeth, 2007, The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art and Music Drive New York City, Princeton, NJ and Woodstock: Princeton University Press.

Deben, Leon, Heinemeijer, Willem, and van der Vaart, Dick, Editors, 2000, Understanding Amsterdam: Essays on Economic Vitality, City Life and Urban Form, Second Edition, Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis.

Debo, Kaat, and Bruloot, Geert, Editors, 2007, 6+ Antwerp Fashion, Ghent and Amsterdam: Ludion. [Exhibition Catalogue]

Derycke, Luc, and van de Veire, Sandra, Editors, 1999, Belgian Fashion Design, Ghent and Amsterdam: Ludion.

Entwistle, Joanne, 2009, The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion: Markets and Values in Clothing and Modelling, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Florida, Richard, 2004 (2002), The Rise of Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life, New York, NY: Basic Books.

Florida, Richard, 2005, Cities and the Creative Class, London and New York, NY: Routledge.

Fusero, Paolo, 2008, E-City: Digital Networks and Cities of the Future, Barcelona: LISt Laboratorio Internazionale Editoriale and Actar D.

Glaeser, Edward, 2011, Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier, London, Basingstoke and Oxford: Macmillan.

Goodrum, Alison, 2005, The National Fabric: Fashion, Britishness, Globalization, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Gott, Suzanne, and Loughran, Kristyne, Editors, 2010, Contemporary African Fashion, Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Hartley, John, Editor, 2005, Creative Industries, Malden, MA, Oxford and Carlton: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Huyssen, Andreas, 2008, Editor, Other Cities, Other Worlds: Urban Imaginaries in a Globalizing Age, Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press.

Ingram, Susan, and Sark, Katrina, 2011, Berliner Chic: A Locational History of Berlin Fashion, Bristol and Chicago, IL: Intellect.

Jacobs, Jane, 1992 [1961], The Death and Life of Great American Cities, New York, NY: Vintage.

Kawamura, Yuniya, 2004, The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Landry, Charles, 2007 [2006], The Art of City Making, London and Sterling, VA: Earthscan.

Landry, Charles, 2008, The Creative City: A Toolkit for Urban Innovators, London and Sterling, VA: Earthscan.

Lipovetsky, Gilles, Trans. Catherine Porter, 1994, The Empire of Fashion: Dressing Modern Democracy, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Loschek, Ingrid, Trans. Dr. Lucinda Rennison, 2009, When Clothes Become Fashion: Design and Innovation Systems, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Malossi, Giannino, 1998, The Style Engine: Spectacle, Identity, Design and Business: How the Fashion Industry Uses Style to Create Wealth, New York: The Monacelli Press, Inc. and Florence: Pitti Immagine SRL.

Maynard, Margaret, 2001, Out of Line: Australian Women and Style, Sydney: University of New South Wales Press Ltd.

Maynard, Margaret, 2004, Dress and Globalisation, Manchester and New York, NY: Manchester University Press.

McRobbie, Angela, 1998, British Fashion Design: Rag Trade or Image Industry?, London and New York, NY: Routledge.

Meadows, Toby, 2009, How to Set Up and Run a Fashion Label, London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd.

Morgan, Tony, 2008, Visual Merchandising: Window and in-store displays for retail, London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd.

Niessen, Sandra, Leshkowich, Ann Marie, and Jones, Carla, Editors, 2003, Re-Orienting Fashion: The Globalization of Asian Dress, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

O’Byrne, Robert, 2009, Style City: How London Became a Fashion Capital, London: Frances Lincoln Limited.

Palmer, Alexandra, Editor, 2004, Fashion: A Canadian Perspective, Toronto, Buffalo, NY, and London: University of Toronto Press.

Paulicelli, Eugenia, and Clark, Hazel, Editors, 2008, The Fabric of Cultures: Fashion, Identity and Globalization, London and New York, NY: Routledge.

Potvin, John, Editor, 2009, The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007, London and New York, NY: Routledge.

Rabine, Leslie W. 2002, The Global Circulation of African Fashion, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Reader, John, 2005 [2004], Cities, London: Vintage.

Rocamora, Agnès, 2009, Fashioning the City: Paris, Fashion and the Media, London and New York, NY: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.

Sassen, Saskia, 2001, The Global City: New York, London, Tokyo, Princeton, NJ and Woodstock: Princeton University Press.

Skov, Lise, and Riegels Melchior, Marie, Editors, 2011, Fashion Theory: Journal of Dress Body, and Culture, Volume 15, Issue 2, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Slade, Toby, 2009, Japanese Fashion: A Cultural History, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Spencer, Amy, 2005, DIY: The Rise of Lo-Fi Culture, London: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd.

Steele, Valerie, 1998, Paris Fashion: A Cultural History, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Svendsen, Lars, Trans. John Irons, 2006, Fashion: A Philosophy, London: Reaktion Books Ltd.

Teunissen, José, Editor, 2006, Mode in Nederland, Arnhem: Uitgerverij Terra Lannoo BV.

Vinken, Barbara, Trans. Mark Hewson, 2005, Fashion Zeitgeist: Trends and Cycles in the Fashion System, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Wood, Phil, and Landry, Charles, 2008, The Intercultural City: Planning for Diversity Advantage, London and Sterling, VA: Earthscan.

Wu, Juanjuan, 2009, Chinese Fashion: From Mao to Now, Oxford and New York, NY: Berg.

Zukin, Sharon, 1995, The Cultures of Cities, Malden, MA, Oxford, and Carlton: Blackwell Publishing.

Zukin, Sharon, 2011, Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places, Oxford and New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
post #138 of 142
Bump with a question: why are these books so limited and exclusive? I just want to see pretty pictures and would be more than happy for my ipad to be the medium through which I see it. Instead I have to go fishing for the 1 book from the 1000 ever made and it has to be obscenely expensive and made from bindings and paper I couldn't care less about
post #139 of 142
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Bump with a question: why are these books so limited and exclusive? I just want to see pretty pictures and would be more than happy for my ipad to be the medium through which I see it. Instead I have to go fishing for the 1 book from the 1000 ever made and it has to be obscenely expensive and made from bindings and paper I couldn't care less about

 

Like the hobby of fashion, everyone wants to feel special by owning them.

post #140 of 142
post #141 of 142
AMETORA by David Marx was just released. Great read on Japans post war fascination with US Ivy Style and how and why things evolved to include preppy and denim/workwear. Excellent background on the evolution of style and quality manufacturing as well as the importance of magazines in promoting certain looks and styles to each generation. Styleforum even gets mentioned in the last chapter or two.


post #142 of 142
NeoMarxisme guy? Yeah he's a good social analyst.

I never bothered posting the Montana pics, sorry.,shog[1].gif

Demeulemeester book is definitely recommended.


Non-fashion but much more interesting is The Spirit of District Six by Cloete Breytenbach


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