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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 139
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 139
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 139
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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.

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