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  • How Not to Wear Blackby Jules Standish

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    This is the first self help book that looks seriously into the psychology behind why women wear black. In certain cultures it is expected that women hide themselves behind black, however women worldwide choose to wear it for their own reasons. They believe it to be slimming, smart, chic and easy to co-ordinate. more...

  • Intelligent Fashion Forecasting Systems: Models and Applicationsby Tsan-Ming Choi; Chi-Leung Hui; Yong Yu

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 129.00

    Forecasting is a crucial function for companies in the fashion industry, but for many real-life forecasting applications in the, the data patterns are notorious for being highly volatile and it is very difficult, if not impossible, to analytically learn about the underlying patterns. As a result, many traditional methods (such as pure statistical models)... more...

  • Keeping Up Appearancesby Catherine Horwood

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    <div>This engagingly written and illustrated book explores the social mores behind one of society's most popular activities, and reveals not only how we dressed but why.</div> more...

  • Kleiderfragenby Christa Gürtler; Eva Hausbacher

    transcript 2015; US$ 24.54

    Die Sprache der Mode, ihre vielfältigen Funktionen als Medium der Kommunikation und ihre Verflechtungen mit Diskursen der Wissenschaft und der Kunst sind Gegenstand dieses Bandes. Die hier versammelten Beiträge zeigen den aktuellen Stellenwert des interdiskursiven Kulturthemas Kleidermode in verschiedenen Disziplinen und seine vielgestaltigen Verflechtungen... more...

  • Knickersby Rosemary Hawthorne

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 14.58

    Did you know--that before the 1800s no nice women wore knickers at all? That underneath their crinolines Victorian women wore knickers with separate legs? That before the advent of elastic, knickers were held up with buttons, tapes and even soldier straps? That until World War II many poorer people made their knickers our of flour bags? That during... more...

  • The Lure of Perfectionby Judith Bennahum

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 42.95

    THE LURE OF PERFECTION: FASHION AND BALLET, 1780-1830 offers a unique look at how ballet influenced contemporary fashion and women's body image, and how street fashions in turn were reflected by the costumes worn by ballet dancers. Through years of research, the author has traced the interplay between fashion, social trends, and the development of... more...

  • Me and My Hairby Patricia Malcolmson

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 11.99

    Good hair day? Bad hair day? Hair has always evoked strong emotions.In this fascinating book, Patricia Malcolmson examines how British women over the past 150 years have managed their hair, from the extravagant styles of the late nineteenth century to the ‘anything goes’ attitude of today, taking in along the way the daring bobs of the 1920s,... more...

  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 10by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 51.04

    The best new research on medieval clothing and textiles, drawing from a range of disciplines. more...

  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 11by Robin Netherton; Gale R. Owen-Crocker

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 60.00

    A wide-ranging and varied collection of essays which examine surviving garments, methods of production and clothes in society. more...

  • Medieval Garments Reconstructedby Lilli Fransen; Anna Nørgård; Else Østergård

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 22.00

    Short introduction to the amazing finds of garments from the Norse settlement of Herjolfnes in Greenland by Else Østergård. Chapters on technique: production of the tread, dyeing, weaving techniques, cutting and sewing by Anna Nørgaard. Measurements and drawing of garments, hoods, and stockings with sewing instructions by Lilli Frandsen. A practical... more...