Vintage Knitwear Hardcover – 2 Sep 2010
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About the Author
Marnie Fogg is a fashion expert and media consultant on all aspects of the industry. With a masters degree in art an design, she has also been a senior lecturer in fashion and textiles at the University of Nottingham. Marnie is the author of several books on fashion including Carlton's Vintage Handbags (2009). She lives in Derbyshire.
Top customer reviews
I would happily wear everything in this book (bar the knitted swimsuits, which have to be seen to be believed! What happened when they got wet?!) and the author does a brilliant job of explaining the context and history of vintage jumpers and dresses. Crucially, she explains exactly what labels to look out for and how to look after these precious items once they've in your wardrobe.
Since knitting your own stuff is now deeply cool it would be great to make some of these designs yourself. Really inspiring!!
Fogg shows why and how certain items of knitwear were developed, but most importantly discusses its role within the fashion houses, its key designers and models. I bought it to illustrate and inform some social history lectures and found it ideal for this purpose. It is scholarly without being dull, and allows the reader to identify where further really specialised information might be found. It would also be useful for those interested in Women's History, as the author shows how clothes helped to liberate women in the twentieth century - through their design and materials.
Unlike other books that I have for academic purposes, this is also one that I would happily give as a gift as it is packed with gorgeous photos, and really complements the other texts in the series - perfect for any vintage fashion lover/charity shop devotee.
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