Textilepedia is an extensive textile dictionary that covers all essential fabric knowledge – from deciphering different types of materials to understanding your finishing options. A balance between text and imagery; it acts as a quick easy-to-navigate guide – simplifying complicated fabric and fiber information using comparisons and relatable stories.
An Easy Guide for Fabric
TEXTILEPEDIA helps to provide answers for your fabric selection:
Light or heavyweight?
Rough or soft texture?
Breathable or not?
Easy to drape?
The book is here to answer all those questions – and then some.
Why do fabrics have different widths?
What makes a fiber or fabric elastic?
Which fabrics are best for printing?
Are all-natural fibers sustainable?
Packed with need-to-know information about textiles, Textilepedia is a benefit to an array of levels and roles within the fashion industry.
A Portable Textile Library
Textilepedia brings a comprehensive knowledge of textile applications to you. From how to choose fibers, the formation of yarns, the characteristics of common fabrics, and the effects of textile finishing, the book serves as an all-in-one textile information hub.
Visual Oriented - So Easy to Read
When it comes to understanding textiles, information can be tricky to digest – even for designers who work with materials and fabrics every day. That’s why we made sure Textilepedia is presented in a highly-visual, and easy-to-understand way. By incorporating clear and attractive images, illustrations, diagrams and icons, information is a breeze to read, understand, and remember.
When Etudes Become Form: Paris, New York, and the Intersection of Fashion and Art
Written by Etudes, Contribution by Ari Marcopoulos and Gus Van Sant and Pedro Winter and Mark Gonzales
Études is a fresh and a comprehensive look at a hot fashion-and-art at collective, documenting its evolution into an arbiter of contemporary cool.
Based in Paris and Brooklyn, Etudes is one of most innovative brands in fashion and street wear today. With a look dominated by bold graphics and a sleek, relaxed silhouette intended for both men and women, the brand's unique, transatlantic style has drawn a young, sophisticated following. Established in 2012 by Aurélien Arbet and Jérémie Egry, Études' star rose rapidly, making it on the official calendar of Paris Fashion Week less that two years after its founding. Occupying a role more in keeping with insurgent Japanese brands from Harajuku, Études is a fashion label, a creative agency and publishing house with a focus on art & photography. With a goal of becoming a total lifestyle label, the brand's approach is demanding, coherent, consistent and resolutely contemporary. This book presents the wide array of fashion, art, and style that Études has facilitated since its founding. Filled with over 200 photographs and illustrations documenting work and collaborations with highly applauded artists and brands including Kara Walker, Ari Marcopoulus, RETROSUPERFUTURE, Devonte Hynes, Matthew Chambers, Mark Gonzales as well as a selection of interviews and essays commissioned specially for this book, Études is an engaging volume that highlights an ethic of collaboration that is one of the most fashion-forward of any contemporary fashion and street wear labels.
About The Author
Ari Marcopoulos is an American artist whose photographs and films have been exhibited, collected, and published around the world. His photographs have been acquired by such institutions as SFMOMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art and have been featured in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Interview, Snowboarder, and Blind Spot. His books include Ari Marcopoulos: Not Yet. Gus Van Sant is an American director and screenwriter. Mark Gonzales is an American professional skateboarder and artist. Pedro Winter is a French DJ, music producer, and record label owner.
African-American fashion designer Willi Smith, pioneer of streetwear and visionary collaborator, finally gets his due in an exuberant celebration of his life and work.
Before Off-White, before Hood By Air, before Supreme, there was WilliWear. Willi Smith created inclusive and liberating fashion: "I don't design clothes for the queen, but the people who wave at her as she goes by," he said. A rising star from the time he left Parsons, Smith went on to found WilliWear with Laurie Mallet in 1976 and became one of the most successful designers of his era by his untimely death in 1987. Smith broke boundaries with his streetwear, or "street couture," and trailblazed the collaborations between artists, performers, and designers commonplace today in projects with SITE Architects, Nam June Paik, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Spike Lee, Dan Friedman, Bill T. Jones, and Arnie Zane. Essays by leading figures from the worlds of fashion, art, architecture, and cultural studies paired with never before-seen images and ephemera make Willi Smith essential reading for the history of streetwear culture and the evolution of fashion from the 1970s to today.
About The Author
Alexandra Cunningham Cameron is the curator of contemporary design and Hintz Secretarial Scholar at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.
A dawn-to-dusk instruction manual for living effortlessly and elegantly in the modern world
The MR PORTER Guide To A Better Day covers all aspects of a man’s daily life, from morning rituals, to flawless grooming to handy tips for taking the work out of your working and social life.
Compiled by MR PORTER’s Editors and featuring wisdom from Messrs Tom Ford, Laird Hamilton and more, this book is packed with expert advice, helpful illustrations and full-colour photography that explores the habits and routines of the world’s most stylish men. Of course, it’s also got the wardrobe side of things covered: between each chapter, a dedicated section on ‘How To Dress’ offers a deep dive into the ins and outs of contemporary menswear, offering rules and guidelines on what to wear and how to wear it, whether you’re heading out for a fancy dinner, or spending a weekend recovering from just such a thing. Drawing on MR PORTER’s unparalleled experience of dressing discerning gentlemen across the globe, it is the definitive volume that every man of taste should have on his bookshelf this season.
Format: Paperback Size: 24.0 x 17.0 cm Extent: 340 pp Illustrations: 225 Publication date: 8 June 2020
The history of the adidas shoe, from its earliest beginnings until today
The adidas story is one of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and conceiving the all-around sports shoe, worn by the likes of Lionel Messi, Run DMC, and Madonna. A mecca for sneaker fans, this book presents adidas’s history through more than 350 pairs of shoes from the “adidas Archive”, including one-of-a-kind originals, vintage models, never-before-seen prototypes, and designs from Stella McCartney, Yohji Yamamoto, Parley for the Oceans, and more.
100 years ago the brothers Adolf ("Adi") and Rudolf Dassler made their first pair of sports shoes. Hundreds of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and star-studded collabs later, this book presents the first visual review of the adidas shoe through more than 350 models including never-before-seen prototypes and one-of-a-kind originals.
To further develop and tailor his products to athletes’ specific needs, Dassler asked them to return their worn footwear when no longer needed, with all the shoes eventually ending up in his attic (to this day, many athletes return their shoes to adidas, often as a thank you after winning a title or breaking a world record). This collection now makes up the "adidas archive", one of the largest, if not the largest archive of any sports goods manufacturer in the world—which photographers Christian Habermeier andSebastian Jäger have been visually documenting in extreme detail for years.
Shot using the highest reproduction techniques, these images reveal the fine details as much as the stains, the tears, the repair tape, the grass smudges, the faded autographs. It’s all here, unmanipulated and captured in extremely high resolution—and with it comes to light the personal stories of each individual wearer. We encounter the shoes worn by West Germany’s football team during its “miraculous” 1954 World Cup win and those worn by Kathrine Switzer when she ran the Boston Marathon in 1967, before women were officially allowed to compete; custom models for stars from Madonna to Lionel Messi; collabs with the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Raf Simons, Stella McCartney, Parley for the Oceans or Yohji Yamamoto; as well as the brand’s trailblazing techniques and materials, like its pioneering use of plastic waste that is intercepted from beaches and coastal communities.
Accompanied by a foreword by designer Jacques Chassaing and expert texts, each picture tells us the why and the how, but also conveys the driving force behind adidas. What we discover goes beyond mere design; in the end, these are just shoes, worn out by their users who have loved them—but they are also first-hand witnesses of our sports, design, and culture history, from the beginnings of the Dassler brothers and the founding of adidas until today.
Concept and photography by
Christian Habermeier has been working as a photographer and designer since 1989. He taught communication design and has taught photography and digital illustration from 2000 to 2006. His own projects span from Cuba, Kenya, Nepal, India, Switzerland, to Hong Kong. In 2000 he founded studio waldeck photographers and was able to realize his long cherished vision of a CO2-neutral studio in 2013.
Sebastian Jäger studied design at the Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg, focusing on moving images and photography, where he met former lecturer Christian Habermeier in 2005. Their joint company studio waldeck photographers serves customers from industry and the cultural sector. Since 2011, they have been creating a visual record of the holdings of the historical adidas archive.
Christian Habermeier, Sebastian Jäger
Hardcover, 31.8 x 29.6 cm, 5.63 kg, 644 pages Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
The companion volume to Peter Lindbergh’s first self-curated exhibition
The first-ever exhibition curated by Peter Lindbergh himself, shortly before his untimely death, Untold Stories at the Düsseldorf Kunstpalast served as a blank canvas for the photographer’s unrestrained vision and creativity. Given total artistic freedom, Lindbergh curated an uncompromising collection that sheds an unexpected light on his colossal oeuvre. This artist's book, the official companion to the landmark exhibition, offers an extensive, firsthand look at the highly personal collection. When it came to printing his photos, Lindbergh chose a special uncoated paper – a thin sheet with a soft, open surface – as a deliberate aesthetic statement.
Renowned the world over, Lindbergh’s images have left an indelible mark on contemporary culture and photo history. Here, the photographer experiments with his own oeuvre and narrates new stories while staying true to his lexicon. In both emblematic andnever-before-seen images, he challenges his own icons and presents intimate moments shared with personalities who had been close to him for years, including Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Robin Wright, Jessica Chastain, Jeanne Moreau, Naomi Campbell, Charlotte Rampling and many more.
This XL volume presents more than 150 photographs—many of them unpublished or short-lived, often having been commissioned by monthly fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, Rolling Stone, W Magazine, or The Wall Street Journal. An extensive conversation between Lindbergh and Kunstpalast director Felix Krämer, as well as an homage by close friend Wim Wenders, offer fresh insights into the making of the collection. The result is an intimate personal statement by Lindbergh about his work.
Peter Lindbergh(1944–2019) was a master of his craft who made his mark in the halls of photography history, with such credits as shooting the first American Vogue cover under Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, bringing together for the first time a group of young women who would become the ’90s supermodels, and numerous exhibitions at renowned institutions including Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Centre Pompidou in Paris, as well as in solo exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof, the Berlin Museum for Contemporary Art, Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, and Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf.
The contributing authors
Since 2003, Felix Krämer has been the curator of many notable exhibitions and the author and editor of numerous publications on modern art. In 2013, he was named Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. After working at the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Krämer has been General Director of the Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf since October 2017.
Director, author, and photographer Wim Wenders is one of the most prominent German filmmakers today. He is best known for Paris, Texas (1984), Wings of Desire (1987), Pina (2011), and The Salt of the Earth (2014), a documentary about Sebastião Salgado which he co-directed. Many artists have been influenced by his works, among them his close friend, the late Peter Lindbergh.
Peter Lindbergh. Untold Stories
Peter Lindbergh, Felix Krämer, Wim Wenders
Hardcover, 27 x 36 cm, 1.91 kg, 320 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-7991-9 Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
A stunning visual journey of the enduring legacy of fashion and couture icon Manfred Thierry Mugler
Since launching his first fashion collection in 1973, Manfred Thierry Mugler has been celebrated for his fierce creative vision. Drawing inspiration from everything from architecture and theatre to Old Hollywood and futurism, Mugler not only designs his collections, but also stages his own shows, directs the advertising campaigns, and photographs his fantastical creations. Including both iconic and never-before-published images, this book is illustrated with more than 150 photographs from his captivating personal collection and includes a travel journal-inspired text that follows Mugler around the world on his shoots, offering a behind-the-scenes look at how the images came to be. Proving that Mugler's vision is best captured by his own extraordinary images, Manfred Thierry Mugler Photographer is a vibrant visual journey through the work of a singular talent.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Manfred Thierry Mugler is a legendary fashion designer, creating iconic ready-to-wear and haute couture collections since 1974. Mugler also works as a photographer, director, choreographer, and perfumer.
In this revealing publication, Mario Testino presents a 50-part series exploring the intersection of art, anatomy, fashion, and eroticism. Coinciding with an exhibition at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin, these works center on the naked body, blurring the line between public and private personas as well as laying Testino’s archive bare with a number of previously unseen photographs.
Mario Testino selects his finest male portraiture from the past 30 years. As costume, gender play, photojournalism, and fashion collide, this Eden of male allure is testimony both to Testino’s unfailing eye for immediacy and elegance, and to the evolution of male self-expression over the past three decades.
Kate + Mario = fashion dynamite. This book is the legendary photographer’s personal homage to his greatest muse: a young girl that captured his heart and eye with her beauty, humour and spirit, and whose image in his photographs has captured imaginations the world over. The show-stopping collection includes fashion shoots, candid snaps, and insights from both icons.
Peter Lindbergh – A Different Vision on Fashion Photography
Discover four decades of unique fashion storytelling from Peter Lindbergh. This stunning photographic collection includes more than 400 Lindbergh pictures, many previously unpublished, to showcase his seductive, cinematic aesthetics and the new narrative vision he brought to art and fashion. The images are accompanied by personal tributes from Jean Paul Gaultier, Cindy Crawford, Anna Wintour, and other front-row royalty.
Sprache: Englisch, Deutsch, Französisch
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