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Author English, Bonnie.

Title Japanese fashion designers : the work and influence of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo / Bonnie English.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    746.92 ENG    DUE 07-07-22 Billed
Description xvi, 188 p., 24 p. of col. plates : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Issey Miyake -- Yohji Yamamoto -- Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons -- The next new wave of designers -- Techno textiles -- Global influences : challenging Western traditions
Summary "Over the past 40 years, Japanese designers have led the way in aligning fashion with art and ideology, as well as addressing identity and social politics through dress. They have demonstrated that both creative and commercial enterprise is possible in today's international fashion industry, and have refused to compromise their ideals, remaining autonomous and independent in their design, business affairs and distribution methods. The inspirational Miyake, Yamamoto and Kawakubo have gained worldwide respect and admiration and have influenced a generation of designers and artists alike. Based on twelve years of research, this book provides a richly detailed and uniquely comprehensive view of the work of these three key designers. It outlines their major contributions and the subsequent impact that their work has had upon the next generation of fashion and textile designers around the world"--Back cover.
Subject Miyake, Issei, 1938-
Yamamoto, Yohji, 1943-
Kawakubo, Rei, 1942-
ISBN 1847883117 (cloth)
9781847883100 (paperback)
1847883109 (paperback)
9781847883117 (cloth)

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