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Modern Menswear - Hywel Davies

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Menswear is the most creative and dynamic area in fashion today. Changing attitudes, a relaxation of dress codes, and larger disposable incomes have all led to men spending more money on looking good than ever before. Modern menswear is defying conventions and transforming the fashion landscape.

Creating this focus is a group of visionaries who have shifted the boundaries of menswear design. Designers who have broken with tradition to visualize radical and directional clothing. They are not concerned with the formalities and traditions of menswear but see their garments as an expression of contemporary thought. With a huge range of imagery, Modern Menswear showcases these fashion leaders, profiling big names and emerging talent from across the world.

Designers featured include Marc Jacobs, Yohji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood, and John Galliano, providing an insight into their design processes and their contribution to the contemporary fashion aesthetic.

About the Author

Hywel Davies has lectured at Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art. Previously fashion editor at Sleazenation, he has also written for Arena, Jack, Vogue, ELLE, Wallpaper, The Sunday Telegraph, Nylon, Dazed & Confused, Loaded Fashion, and Time Out. He is also a consultant for numerous brands, including Levi's, Braun, and Orange.

Introduction; Josep Abril (Spain); Blaak (UK); Burberry Prorsum (UK); Cosmic Wonder Light Source (Japan); Costume National (Italy); D Squared2 (Canada); Dior Homme (France); Duckie Brown (USA); John Galliano (UK); Victor Glemaud (USA); Marc Jacobs (USA); Peter Jensen (UK); Kim Jones (UK); Frank Leder (Germany); Alexander McQueen (UK); Maison Martin Margiela (Belgium); Meadham/Kirchoff (UK); Rick Owens (USA); Stephan Schneider (Germany); Raf Simons (Belgium); Paul Smith (UK); Patrik Soderstam (Sweden); Spastor (Spain); Siv Stoldal (Denmark); Aitor Throup (Argentina); Walter Van Beirendonck (Belgium); Dries Van Noten (Belgium); Viktor & Rolf (Belgium); Henrik Vibskov (Denmark); Wendy & Jim (Belgium); Vivienne Westwood (UK); Bernhard Willhelm (Belgium); Woods & Woods (Singapore); Yohji Yamamoto (Japan); Gaspard Yurkievich (France); Contacts; Acknowledgments.

ISBN: 9781856695404
ISBN-10: 1856695409
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st February 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 20.5  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.01
Edition Number: 1