Wednesday, April 11, 2012

“Revolution in Fashion: 1715-1815”

There are so many good books out there. Here we have “Revolution in Fashion: 1715-1815” detailing a collection of elaborate-rococo-couture from the Kyoto Costume Institute. Highly detailed, nicely lit and styled photographs along with a handful of illustrations giving the reader an introduction to one of the most exciting moments ever for fashion and world history in general. Im not in any way a sewer or designer but one look at the detailing that went into a single coat cuff and you will find it hard not to agree that the amount of time, work, and craftsmanship is just as outrageous as the silhouettes themselves. Theres so much character in each outfit that this book and nice fashion books in general are a huge source of inspiration and reference for any character designer, concept artist or visual developer.
This book is from 1989, and from Japan so it could be quite costly, but keep your eye out for one or any other along these lines- and if youre really interested in seeing more of this stuff and for free, I can point you to this Pintrest board collection of La Beene who seems to have a knack for collecting such things. Heres her link-

Revolution in Fashion: 1715-1815
Jean Starobinski
Abbeville Pr (May 1990)
168 pages (HC)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 9.6 x 0.9 inches
ISBN-10: 1558590722
ISBN-13: 978-1558590724

Available from Amazon resellers from 125-250 smackers

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