A Natural History
Author: Jean-Claude Kaufmann,Ian Luna,Florence Müller,Mariko Nishitani,Colombe Pringle,Deyan Sudjic,Rei Kawakubo
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
This volume is an unprecedented history of Louis Vuitton’s women’s bags, the most coveted line of accessories in women’s fashion. At the heart of Louis Vuitton are its City Bags, a range of women’s bags that dates back to the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring the trademark monograms of the house, the City Bag story began with the Steamer, a resort bag designed in 1901 to be packed inside a much larger steamer trunk. These bags have in a hundred years formally diversified into a dizzying array of handbags for every conceivable function demanded by the modern woman. Profoundly influential, City Bags are now known to millions by their descriptive names (Keepall, Bucket, Papillon, Alma, Locket, Noe, Speedy) and are still evolving into more fantastical forms. Lavishly illustrated with new and archival photography, historical graphics, landmark editorials, and ad campaigns, the volume traces the history of these specific bag families, and examines the earliest specimens and today’s most sought-after collectibles, including Vuitton’s collaborations with Takashi Murakami, Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince, Yayoi Kusama, and Rei Kawakubo and one-off projects by Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban, Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Andrée Putman, and of course, Marc Jacobs. Louis Vuitton: City Bags is an ambitious volume on the creation and cultivation of a cultural phenomenon.
Author: Bridget Foley,Marc Jacobs
Category: Costume design
In a 20-year career, Marc Jacobs has soared from whiz-kid extraordinaire to become one of the most successful and imitated fashion designers of our time. This book features some of his most influential creations, which draw their inspiration from some of the most unlikely sources.
The Complete Guide
Author: John Hopkins
Publisher: A&C Black
Fashion Design: The Complete Guide is a stylish introduction to the fashion business. From the research process to the fashion market, this is an exciting springboard into the industry.
Architecture and Interiors
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
An exploration of the dynamic and innovative architecture and interiors commissioned by Louis Vuitton. A prescient advocate of contemporary interiors and architecture, Louis Vuitton continues to encourage innovation and playfulness in the designs of their retail spaces without losing sight of the essence of luxury central to its identity. This process of designing places to display high-style objects has created a new venue for cutting-edge architecture and transformed city streetscapes. This exploration of Louis Vuitton's international stores, as well as industrial sites and unrealized projects, includes interviews with some of today's most talented architects and designers who discuss the beautiful and complex structures they have produced in collaboration with Louis Vuitton. This book examines the physical aspects of these buildings as well as the ideas that went into their composition. Acting as both a backdrop for luxurious retail goods and the physical manifestation of the brand, these spaces are a genre unto themselves that invite exploration. With luxurious finishes and unexpected textures, these fantastic buildings represent the intersection of fashion and interior design. The book includes interviews with Jun Aoki, Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc, David McNulty, and Christian Reyne.
Author: Mary Boone,Marc Jacobs
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Profiles the life and career of the famous fasion designer, from his beginnings at Perry Ellis to his current position as creative director of Louis Vuitton.
The Building of Luxury
Author: Kyojiro Hata
Publisher: Editions Assouline
Category: Business & Economics
In 1976, Kyojiro Hata joined Louis Vuitton to take over the reigns of a brand that at that time lacked any identity and was underdeveloped. In a few short years he turned it into the most sought after brand in Japan, and participated from Asia in giving Louis Vuitton a new breath of energy. At the same time, he created a new business model that has come to be used by many other brands wanting to enter the Japanese market. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the famous brand, Kyojiro Hata explains for the first time the brilliant vision that guided him in this exemplary success story.
An Intimate Life
Author: Lisa Chaney
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The controversial story of Chanel, the twentieth century's foremost fashion icon. Revolutionizing women's dress, Gabrielle "Coco'' Chanel was the twentieth century's most influential designer. Her extraordinary and unconventional journey-from abject poverty to a new kind of glamour- helped forge the idea of modern woman. Unearthing an astonishing life, this remarkable biography shows how, more than any previous designer, Chanel became synonymous with a rebellious and progressive style. Her numerous liaisons, whose poignant and tragic details have eluded all previous biographers, were the very stuff of legend. Witty and mesmerizing, she became muse, patron, or mistress to the century's most celebrated artists, including Picasso, Dalí, and Stravinsky. Drawing on newly discovered love letters and other records, Chaney's controversial book reveals the truth about Chanel's drug habit and lesbian affairs. And the question about Chanel's German lover during World War II (was he a spy for the Nazis?) is definitively answered. While uniquely highlighting the designer's far-reaching influence on the modern arts, Chaney's fascinating biography paints a deeper and darker picture of Coco Chanel than any so far. Movingly, it explores the origins, the creative power, and the secret suffering of this exceptional and often misread woman.
The Birth of Modern Luxury
Author: Paul-Gerard Pasols
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Traces the history of the Maison Louis Vuitton; describes their influential and stylish luggage, handbags, and accessories; and explores the influence of the company and its tradition of quality and design innovation on the development of modern fashion.
Author: Silvia Venturini Fendi,Suzy Menkes,Achille Bonito Oliva
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
This is the first book to focus on the Fendi baguette, and includes special inserts. In 1997, Silvia Venturini Fendi launched the Fendi baguette, revitalizing the Fendi brand and creating a massive style icon. It quickly became one of the most popular and most important accessories of the decade.
Author: Pamela Golbin,Kaat Debo,Joseph Logan
Publisher: Lanoo Books
This volume shows the range and diversity of Dries Van Noten's collections to date, revealing his sources of inspiration, using a range of creative mediums to illustrate this and really get inside the mind of the fashion designer, from concept to construction."
Author: Patrick Mauries,Pierre Leonforte
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
From Louis Vuitton's Second French Empire pageantry to the brand's Far East launch; from the classic LV travel chest to Nicolas Ghesquières's trunk-inspired collection; and from the house's emblematic monogram, to recent creations merging it with daring designs from contemporary artists, this volume tells the story of Louis Vuitton, the fashion house that embodies the spirit of travel and quintessentially French elegance the world over. Explore the people, the places, and the clients at the heart of the Louis Vuitton story--the kings and princesses, intrepid explorers and prima donnas, fantastic creations, objects, and accessories--which imbue Louis Vuitton with the spirit of travel. Discover the evolutions in technology and design that have proved essential to the success of this extraordinary brand. The work offers a journey into the Louis Vuitton universe, the brand's rich history, and its passionate defense of quality craftsmanship, art, and artists. With insight from the Vuitton archives, this work reveals the constantly evolving design inspiration that is central to the brand, walking the line between classic style and modernity.
Author: Carla Stecco
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Principally based on dissections of hundreds of un-embalmed human cadavers over the past decade, Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System presents a new vision of the human fascial system using anatomical and histological photographs along with microscopic analysis and biomechanical evaluation. Prof. Carla Stecco – orthopaedic surgeon and professor of anatomy and sport activities – brings together the research of a multi-specialist team of researchers and clinicians consisting of anatomists, biomechanical engineers, physiotherapists, osteopaths and plastic surgeons. In this Atlas Prof. Stecco presents for the first time a global view of fasciae and the actual connections that describe the myofascial kinetic chains. These descriptions help to explain how fascia plays a part in myofascial dysfunction and disease as well as how it may alter muscle function and disturb proprioceptive input. Prof. Stecco also highlights the continuity of the fascial planes, explaining the function of the fasciae and their connection between muscles, nerves and blood vessels. This understanding will help guide the practitioner in selecting the proper technique for a specific fascial problem with a view to enhancing manual therapy methods. Functional Atlas of the Human Fascial System opens with the first chapter classifying connective tissue and explaining its composition in terms of percentages of fibres, cells and extracellular matrix. The second chapter goes on to describe the general characteristics of the superficial fascia from a macroscopic and microscopic point of view; while the third analyzes the deep fascia in the same manner. The subsequent five chapters describe the fasciae from a topographical perspective. In this part of the Atlas, common anatomical terminology is used throughout to refer to the various fasciae but it also stresses the continuity of fasciae between the different bodily regions. Over 300 unique photographs which show fascia on fresh (not embalmed) cadavers Demonstrates the composition, form and function of the fascial system Highlights the role of the deep fascia for proprioception and peripheral motor coordination Companion website – www.atlasfascial.com – with videos showing how fascia connects with ligaments
Author: Jo-Ann Furniss
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
In celebration of the 160th anniversary of the revered fashion house this book boasts an extraordinary collection of designers each with a huge following. It will appeal to fashion and design audiences worldwide. The fashion house Louis Vuitton has long been the ultimate symbol of luxury, its storied brand a glamorous invitation to a world of adventurous savoir faire. Recently, innovative collaborations with the most exciting artists and designers of today have reinterpreted the house's famed monogrammed pattern into unique and vibrant expressions of the brand and its heritage. Lavishly illustrated with new and archival photography, this limited-edition book celebrates the luxury brand's spirit of innovation and collaboration by giving six of the world's iconoclasts (Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson, and Rei Kawakubo) the opportunity to create a personally inspired bag and/or piece of luggage using Louis Vuitton's iconic and globally recognized monogram. Highlights include classic and contemporary images and sketches, along with bios of the artists and designers that lend insight into the inspirations behind these very special collaborations. An absolute essential for lovers of fashion, art, and photography, Louis Vuitton: The Icon and the Iconoclasts is an exquisitely crafted volume on the timeless style and daring vision of Louis Vuitton.
The Gaston-Louis Vuitton Collection
Author: Patrick Mauriès
The extraordinary personal collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of the founder of one of the world's most famous luxury brands
Author: Eva Alderborn,Eva-Maria Hedin
Publisher: Paragon Publishing
SCAM STORY is a dazzling novel about passion and fraud and a woman taking charge of her own life. Based on a true story, it contains authentic mails and text messages. The writers wish to shed light on romance scamming by revealing how scammers operate. Scam Story is also an inspirational novel on how to turn a painful life experience to your own advantage and gain inner strength. The feeling is indescribable when Nelly meets James on a dating site. But the love has an unexpected price, and when she realises the truth about him, she makes a decision that will change her life forever: to use the situation, and him, to change within and grow as a human being. But it is a dangerous game. Who is she dealing with? “Nelly does not yet know that she has taken the first step on a journey that will change her life and relentlessly open up borders that she thought were impenetrable.” “… on shaking legs she goes out to meet him. Her heart beats irregularly, she has sweaty palms, shallow breathing and it is hard to stop her shaking legs. Her feet are barely touching the floor, it is as if she is floating. She passes through the corridor and customs and towards the doors that will lead to the arrival hall. The doors are opened and her heart stops beating; she is holding her breath and looks around…” For more information about the novel and the authors: http://scamstoryint.webs.com
The Making of
Author: Stefano Tonchi
Includes bibliographical references (p. 380-382).
Author: Robert Fairer,Sally Singer
Never-before-seen photos of McQueen s brilliantly creative world from an exclusive backstage photographer Alexander McQueen, the iconic designer whose untimely death in 2010 left the fashion world reeling and fans worldwide clamoring for more, fused immense creativity, audacity, and a hauntingly dark aesthetic sense into powerful, unforgettable imagery. The strange, singular beauty of his clothing was matched by the spectacle of his legendary fashion shows, which demonstrated his outstanding showmanship and consistently pushed the boundaries of runway events. Robert Fairer s intimate, vibrant full-color photographs of McQueen s collections, taken backstage and on the catwalk when few photographers were allowed access, offer a unique insight into the life and work of one of the world s most captivating figures. This previously unpublished portfolio of stunning, high-energy photographs captures the people and the spirit that made the designer s flamboyant shows unique. Fairer, "Vogue's" backstage fashion photographer for over a decade, was an integral part of the whirl of activity behind the scenes. These images, which capture both the glamor and the grit, represent a new genre of fashion photography and are a treasure-trove of inspiration. This superb book contains an introduction and collections texts by fashion expert Claire Wilcox. Dynamic images of McQueen s collections--thirty of his total of thirty-six shows are presented chronologically--portray behind-the-scenes moments that reveal stylists, models, hairdressers, makeup artists, and McQueen himself at their most candid and creative."
Concepts, Facts, Markets and Strategies
Author: Ashok Som,Christian Blanckaert
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
A thorough, comprehensive guide to the luxury goods industry for executives, entrepreneurs, and MBA students As key new luxury markets like China and India continue to expand, this book gives professionals in the industry a holistic understanding of luxury market dynamics around the world using relevant data and statistics on current market trends. For investors, the book offers valuable insight on where the industry is headed. For industry insiders and executives, it presents valuable data with which to craft successful business strategies. The definitive insider's guide to the luxury sector Includes rigorous academic data, including information on the business attractiveness and appropriateness of various country markets For professionals in the luxury industry, as well as those studying it or investing in it, Luxury presents a complete and information-packed resource covering virtually every aspect of this growing sector.
Author: Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss,David B. Sokol
The theme of the third edition of the Nordic Architects series, Global Impacts, can be interpreted broadly. Referring to the challenges faced by architects the world over to create buildings and cities that are sustainable and inclusive, it is a theme that has particular resonance in the world's northernmost regions, where many look to find benchmarks of innovation and problem-solving. Edited by David Sokol, each of the Nordic region's foremost architectural practices is presented through beautiful original imagery of their most iconic works, as well as insightful conversations with each architectural office.