Author(s): Arianna Piazza
Covering everyone from Azzedine Alaia to Yohji Yamamoto, and everything from Boho Chic to Space Age style, this is an indispensible and delightful guide to the creative world of fashion. This encyclopedic volume contains over 150 entries on designers and styles, with multiple images and a comprehensive text for each one. It is a reliable, up-to-date reference work as well as an inspirational showcase, with over 500 photographs and original illustrations. Whether you want to know about the most creative designers or the most successful brands, luxurious haute couture or innovative youth countercultures, this guide includes all of the designers, movements and style icons that have created the history of international fashion from the 1860s all the way to today.
Arianna Piazza teaches the history of art, textiles and fashion at Afol Moda, Milano, with a specialty in the study of fabrics. She is the author of many articles and publications on fashion and beauty.