Pieced together much like the fine garment it portrays, this colourful volume guides the reader on an international textile tour, presenting in over 700 glorious photographs a raft of remarkable clothing, people and fabrics from all over the world.
Taking the reader from Vietnam to Benin, from Central America to Eastern Europe, the book is brimful of stunning costumes, sumptuous fabrics and breathtaking detail. Both an ethnographic textile map and a fabric-inspired travelogue, it explores and reveals many secrets about international textile crafts, including weaving, dyeing and applique.
All designers as well as anyone who loves fashion will find this volume a huge source of inspiration, as will fans of off-the-beaten-track travel destinations.
'Full of fascinating detail … comprehensive, colourful and vibrantly illustrated'
'Fabulous to dip in to, full of inspiration and intrigue, you’ll feel like you’ve made the journey yourself'