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Why Fashion Matters Hardcover – 14 Apr 2014

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 01 edition (14 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500517371
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500517376
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.3 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 161,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It certainly got me thinking ... two-thirds of the way through and my brain is fizzing like Alka-Seltzer ... Why Fashion Matters applies the mental jump leads and makes you think about what you wear, how you wear it and where it came from. --The Guardian

As much a personal manifesto as a multi-layered exploration of the significance of fashion in society ... thought-provoking ... designed to be dipped in and out of with ease ... Corner races through her subjects elegantly and succinctly. --The Financial Times

Lucid ... you don't have to take in the entire book at once. You can return to it later - and you will ... Chock-full of references to pop culture and history. --Dressful.com

Combined info and inspo, peppered with facts, punchy quotes and personal insight. The natural teacher in Corner shines through in her writing ... a thought-provoking read delivered with gentle authority ... I can see myself returning to it again and again for reference ... an essential read for any aspiring fashion industry professional or fashion student. --Style London

Thoughtful ... cue loads of facts that'll wow your friends at the pub. --Glamour

A cool manifesto for flicking through that it's rather hard to disagree with. --TwinFactory.co.uk

Engaging. --Metropolitan (Eurostar)

About the Author

Dr Frances Corner OBE is the Head of London College of Fashion, the world's leading educational establishment specializing in fashion education, research and consultancy.

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