Creative Dressing: The Unique Collection of Top Designer Looks That You Can Make Yourself by Kaori O’Connor hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Patterns;
From the cover: Creative Dressing is your passport to the inner circle of fashion the exciting design studios where style matters more than the look-of-the-moment, and all the secrets of the trade are yours for the taking. Whats the biggest secret of all? Top designers agree the best way to look good is to be yourself. But what does that mean, and how can you do it? In this unique and comprehensive book, Kaori Oconnor and the brightest names in design take you through the creative processes behind their collections, and show you how to do it all for yourself.
What are designer fabrics, and how can you make them work for you? Why is colour a designers best friend? What is the fascinating history of Fair Isle knitting? Why do designers copy the exotic clothes of other cultures? Do your moods determine the clothes you look best in?
Creative Dressing answers these important questions and many more in special sections on Transcultural Clothes, Fabric and Surface Design, Design and Designers, Machine Knitting, Handknitting and Technological Chic, culminating in a section on the wedding dress the traditional finale of all couture collections by the royal wedding dress designer. Each section, illustrated in full colour, includes complete patterns and easy-to-follow instructions for making the clothes yourself, and shows you the way to become your own designer.
Come into the world of Creative Dressing, and find out how special you are.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
192 pages. 11″ x 8¾”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Crafts, Hobbies & Pastimes Dressmaking category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…