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Description - Collectable Names and Designs in Womens Fashion by Tracy Martin

Although there are many books on the shelves dedicated to this subject where Top Fashion Designers differs is that it looks at why many fashion pieces have become highly regarded within collector's circles. Throughout the pages Tracy will be sharing her own personal fashion knowledge on what to look out for, where to buy and explain the origins behind those iconic vintage pieces. She will also be looking at why retro fashion is suddenly in such high demand and which of the modern fashion items you should be investing in now for the future. Another aspect of fashion which Tracy will be examining is nostalgia and she guarantees that this book will take you on a trip down memory lane as she explores the various decades and the history behind the times. Tracy will also include the lives and times of the pioneering fashion designers themselves from where they gain their inspiration to how this is then transported onto the catwalks. AUTHOR: Tracy Martin is renowned collectables expert who specializes in fashion and accessories. Regularly appearing on television in shows such as 20th Century Roadshow, Paul o Grady Show, BBC Breakfast, This Morning and more recently an expert on BBC's Flog It! She has also been featured in many publications including Grazia Magazine, the Daily Express Newspaper and Scotland on Sunday. SELLING POINTS: Introduces us to those collectables in fashion and their designs which are already or will very soon be sought after The first in-depth book covering the collectability of fashion garments Delves into the social history of why garments and the designer have made such a huge impact on our lives Includes information, biographies and collectability of designers who Tracy feels have made a personal impression on her life Includes not only vintage designers such as Coco Chanel but also cutting edge new designers like Olivia Rubin and Matthew Williamson The book is about why we should be considering fashion as a collection, which pieces to hunt out, how to spot a genuine article from a fake, what we should be buying now as an investment for the future ILLUSTRATIONS: 200 +

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844680801
ISBN-10: 1844680800
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 172mm x 0mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Remember When
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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