A stunning work on contemporary fashion spectacles, showcasing the most innovative, creative, and artistic high-fashion runway shows of the last twenty years.
In recent years, as fashion shows have become a part of our collective imagination and an important part of contemporary culture, blockbuster productions have redefined the runway show as a form of entertainment and creativity on par with the clothes themselves. This book focuses on designers for whom fashion and the mode of presenting it have held equal significance: Alexander McQueen, Maison Martin Margiela, Susan Ciancialo, Issey Miyake, Bernadette Corporation, Ann Demeulemeester, Bernhard Willhelm, Gucci, Helmut Lang, Hussein Chalayan, Viktor & Rolf, Givenchy, Yohji Yamamoto, Comme des Garçons, Rick Owens, A.F. Vandevorst, Louis Vuitton, W<, X-Girl, Christian Dior, Prada, Yeezy, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Raf Simons, Thom Browne, and Imitation of Christ, among them. From the performance art spectacles of the first Alexander McQueen collections in the mid-1990s and the high-art concept shows of Hussein Chalayan in the late 1990s to the lavish beauty of Chanel haute couture in 2012, author Alix Browne explores the highest pinnacles of fashion today. Runway gives the reader full access to the theatrical and creative aspects of the production, in both intimate, little-seen runway shows from the pre-Internet era many of the photographs here have never been published before as well as major productions with elaborate sets and full-blown narrative. Each show is presented through lush, full-bleed photography and many through fold-out four-page images – an index gives a blurb about each runway presentation with further images.
A thrilling, immersive, and inspiring look into the wide-ranging creativity of contemporary fashion, Runway is the most thorough book available on the subject. Featuring the most innovative fashion designers of the last twenty years, this book is a must for lovers of fashion and culture.
- Runway by Alix Browne
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PURPLE Number 11, Spring 2002.
A rare early issue of the iconic Purple magazine, edited bywonderful early edition features work by: Jeff Rain, Bruce Benderson, Nick Tosches, Jens Hoffman, Claude Closky, Elein Fleiss, Maurizio Cattelan, Wolfgang Tillmans, Pierre Leguillon, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Lutz Huelle, Miltos Manetas, Ola Rindal, Terry Richardson, Mark Borthwick, Giasco Bertoli, Laetitia Benat, Masafumi Sanai, Richard Prince, Helmut Lang, Marc Jacobs, Ann-Sofie Back, Louis Vuitton, A.F. Vandevorst, Jil Sander, and many many more.
In 1992 Olivier Zahm and his partner Elein Fleiss printed the first issue of Purple Prose, a Parisian literary art zine that over the years has evolved into Purple Fashion Magazine and Purple. Soon after the birth of Purple Prose, Zahm and Fleiss created spin-off publications like les cahiers purple, Purple Sexe, Purple Fiction, and of course, Purple Fashion. Zahm aimed at fusing together his two worlds, fashion and art, in creating Purple.
* Condition: Very Good (A clean and tightly bound copy, with only light wear) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
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Paris Collection Individuals 1998-1999
Pocket journal book published in 1999 by Tokyo’s Little More books, documenting the 1998 and 1999 Paris fashion weeks through the travels and relationships of Nakako Hayashi, artist and editor of the great Here and There journal and fashion and art contributor to Hanatsubaki, the culture magazine published by Shiseido, Ryu-ko-tsu-shin, Purple and other magazines. Naturally, this publication has all the feeling of Here and There and early issues of Purple, and includes many of the key contributors to those magazines – all friends of Hayashi’s.
Contributions and documentation of work by Susan Cianciolo, Mark Borthwick, BLESS, Elein Fleiss, Comme des Garçons, Maison Martin Margiela, A.F. Vandevorst, Veronique Branquinho, Jerome Dreyfuss, Gaspard Yurkievich, Junya Watanabe, Martine Sitbon, Colette, Purple, Takashi Homma, Mike Mills, Olivier Theyskens, Andre Walker, Jeremy Scott, Niels Klavers, Dick Page, and more.
* Condition: Very Good/fine (a clean, tight copy with original obi-strip, only minor shelf wear – almost like-new) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.
- Paris Collection Individuals 1998-1999
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