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Description - Australian Fashion Unstitched by Bonnie English

Australian Fashion Unstitched provides a compelling and authoritative survey of the myriad influences and attributes of Australian fashion over the last sixty years. This post-war period saw Australia's fashion industry come of age. The word couturier became part of the Australian lexicon and glamorous Paris catwalk shows graced our shores, showcasing overseas styling to large audiences in our major cities. Displaying pride in our nationhood and paying tribute to our heritage, our young and emerging designers, in turn, embarked upon a long, sometimes arduous journey to offer Australian fashion to the world. Unique indigenous textile design, cutting-edge swimwear, and fresh interpretations of global trends infiltrated the international marketplace, sustaining and bolstering the trademark of Australian design. Australian Fashion Unstitched narrates this fascinating story through the eyes of the designers themselves, as well as the journalists, academics, fashion photographers and museum curators who represent this vibrant industry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521756495
ISBN-10: 0521756499
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 190mm x 20mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bonnie English

Bonnie English is Associate Professor, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane. Liliana Pomazan is a Senior Lecturer in the Fashion Program of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne.

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