By Avril Hart
Now on hand from Abrams, this renowned ebook deals a unprecedented, close-up examine the beautiful, labor-intensive info obvious in high-quality ancient garments. ideal ornamental seams, minute sewing, knife-sharp pleats, and voluptuous drapery--all are right here, along more odd strategies equivalent to stamping, pinking, and slashing. almost all these results can't be replicated through computer, but a lot of modern day style designers take their suggestion from the previous, adapting those information to a extra modern idiom, and to the realities of contemporary production.
Drawing from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-famous collections, the e-book incorporates a gallery of beautiful images, observed through transparent line drawings displaying the development of the full garment and a textual content that units each one within the context of its time. This e-book will attract someone drawn to style, ancient gown, or fabric heritage, from minimize and build to textile and trimmings.