7 great books to learn fashion | Justine Leconte

Here are my favorite books to learn about fashion history, fashion design and to get some inspiration. I also flip through the pages so you can see inside.
Share your own favorite fashion books in the comments: THANK YOU!

I’m wearing:
Black kimono sweater in 3D houndstooth jacquard from my collection: https://goo.gl/me4w86

Books mentioned:
– How to be Parisian wherever you are*: http://amzn.to/2onvrGj
– Style diaries*: http://amzn.to/2oqoHsL
– Fashionpedia: https://goo.gl/xBfU1p
They also have a YouTube channel: https://goo.gl/RDObgA
– Fashion since 1900*: http://amzn.to/2oqd3OJ
– The art of manipulating fabric*: http://amzn.to/2p5CYJS
– Schiaparelli and Prada, impossible conversations*: http://amzn.to/2p5uXo5
– Fashion magazines: US VOGUE, French VOGUE, British ELLE, German INTERVIEW MAGAZINE…

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28 thoughts on “7 great books to learn fashion | Justine Leconte

  1. Anything that encourages unhealthy habits like smoking it’s a turn off for me but overall great recommendations. I recently purchased something similar and can’t wait to have them delivered and read them. I live in Japan and there’s little to no books in english here. Amazon is my best friend when it comes to books and magazines.

  2. I found Alison Lurie's book, The Language of Clothes, even in the period of 1981 in which she writes, falls short of needed insight and reflection on the fact that not everyone in a given ethnic group, racial group,  national, or religious group, thinks, speaks, dresses, alike,  and chooses their clothing for the same reasons. . I do not believe the author has sufficient insight into the psychology behind understatement in dress: there are plenty of women across cultural groups who dress with understatement because they are brought up with the idea that it is in bad taste to dress to attract undue attention to themselves, and foolish to dress in clothing which attracts the wrong kind of male company.  Further,  I was shocked that, even in 1981, she engaged in some harmful, offensive cultural oversimplification and stereotyping, just eating up the stereotypes of "Jewish American Princess"  ("cashmere sweaters and knee-high suede boots") and the stereotype of flashy dress in the ' black dresser." In that she has apparently no association with, or insight into,  these groups, she shouldn't have the tone deaf temerity to comment on them as though she did have such insight..  In addition, women generally dress themselves in the clothing that is currently offered to buy, and generally designers and marketers determine what shall be available to buy, the actual wearers have little to no say as to whether such clothing shall reflect, or constitute,  the zeitgeist of the period.

  3. Your videos make me see how a fashion designer is close to my life and open the door to the world of design by showing how a designer sees this world. So much thanks.

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