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A Visual Resource for Terms, Techniques, and Styles
Emily Angus, Macushla Baudis, and Philippa Woodcock - All books by this author

Students, designers, and anyone who has a love of clothes will find The Fashion Encyclopedia to be an essential reference for clothing terminology in both historical and contemporary contexts. From types of embroidery and lace to definitions for clothing styles and stitching, from panniers and plackets to the difference between a batwing and a dolman sleeve, it’s all here in this exhaustive and easy-to-follow volume. Inside, hundreds of definitions of every conceivable item of clothing, from hats to heels, can be found, along with all the key words, technical terms, industry jargon, and more, including:

  • Fashion Terminology & Trends
  • Clothing styles
  • Accessories
  • Components of Garments
  • Tailoring and Stitching
  • Textiles and Fabrics
More than 300 hundred stunning fashion archive and runway images, as well as detailed line drawings and close-up photographs, will help explain and demonstrate the techniques, fashion movements, and styles.

From the Reviews:
“As complete as any 352-page reference could hope to be, The Fashion Encyclopedia admirably covers fabrics, fashion movements, techniques, terms, styles, and more, with full-color photos on nearly every page. Divided into four major sections (“Fashion Terminology”; “Styles and Components of Dress”; “Design, Tailoring, and Stitching”; and “Textiles and Embellishments”), with subsections for each, the book follows a logical path of exploration for the fashion novice, with plenty of interest for those more steeped in couture. An eye-catching and remarkably affordable summary of clothing through the ages; recommended for most public and school libraries.”

About The Authors:
Emily Angus
is a writer, lecturer, and fashion and textile specialist. She has a Masters in Design History and Material Culture from the Royal College of Art.

Macushla Baudis is a dress historian and lecturer in visual culture studies at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She has published and lectured on many aspects of design of fashion and textiles, focusing on the 18th century.

Philippa Woodcock is a specialist in early modern history, with publications on patronage and material culture in France and Italy. She has held teaching positions in British and French universities, and is a contributing writer on Fashion: The Whole Story.


Hardcover, w/jacket / 352 Pages / 7 1/4 x 9 5/16 / 2015


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