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Simmel, Georg (1858–1918)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Introduction Georg Simmel (1858–1918) was a German sociologist and philosopher. He was born in Berlin and attended Berlin University, studying history and philosophy. He became Privatdozent (a lecturer dependent upon student fees...

Fashion Illustration

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Book, 2009

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Eyewear Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The fact that you bought your eyeglasses at an optometrist situated at the local mall, rather than at a hospital is important. In our contemporary reality, we distance our eyesight impairment from other physical disabilities...

Courrèges, André (1923–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In 1964, five years before man walked on the moon, Courrèges showed a collection that was to define the age. His 1964 white Space Age collection, with sharply sculpted skirts 3 inches above the knee, round helmet headgear, mid-calf white...

De Givenchy, Count Hubert Taffin (1927–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...French fashion designer, Givenchy is best known for creating the simple, elegant, chic look epitomized by Audrey Hepburn. He created both her on-screen and personal wardrobes. They met when she was filming Sabrina in 1953, the year...

Noh, Nora (Myong-Ja) (1928–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Noh is a Korean fashion designer. She was born in Seoul in a wealthy family as Myong-Ja Noh. She moved to the United States in 1947, where she studied fashion design in Frank Wagon Technical College. Returning to Korea, Noh opened Nora...

Valentino (Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani) (1932–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Valentino is an Italian fashion designer. The feature length documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008) showed Valentino to be one of the last couturiers working in an atelier where the hand-made was still practiced...

Vionnet, Madeleine (1876–1975)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer. Born in Chilleurs-aux-Bois, Vionnet worked and lived in Paris for most of her adult life. After a short time in England as an apprentice for the Royal millinery supplier Kate Reilly, she...

Viktor and Rolf (Viktor Horsting [1969–]; Rolf Snoeren [1969–])

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Viktor and Rolf are Dutch fashion designers. The duo, who met while studying at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design, design clothes that playfully question the very nature of fashion and Parisian couture. Relocating to Paris in 1993...

Mori, Hanae 森 英恵 (1926–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Mori is a Japanese fashion designer. After her marriage in 1948, Mori studied at Sugino Dressmaking School in Tokyo. In 1951, she established her own dressmaking shop, Hiyoshi-ya, in Shinjuku. The 1950s were the heyday of Japanese cinema...