The Skinny on Fashion Week

Did you miss this year’s extravaganza – New York’s Fashion Week, September 9 through September 16,  where fashion designers gathered from around the world to exhibit their Spring 2011 collections?  Never fear, we have some info for you that will bring you right up to date. Check it out here…and then check out these great fashion titles, there is something for everyone!

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The Fashion Industry  by  Roman Espejo

How does the fashion industry affect society?  What is the future for the fashionistas?  Explore the pros and cons of this fascinating industry with this unique look at all the issues from skinny to plus size models, copy right protection laws,  “green” fashions and online fashion, this has it all.

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Fashion 101 : A Crash Course in Clothing by Erika  Stalder

In an accessible A-to-Z format, this reference for the style-conscious young woman provides quick and easy access to everything a fashionista needs to know about clothes. 

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Gunn’s Golden Rules : Life’s Little Lessons for Making it Work  by Tim Gunn

The author draws on examples from his own life, backstage experiences on “Project Runway,” and anecdotes from the fashion world to explain how hard work, creativity, and integrity can help lay the groundwork for success and happiness.

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 Eleven Minutes (DVD) directed and produced by Michael Selditch

Fans of PROJECT RUNWAY will be curious to find out exactly what happened to the first season’s winner, Jay McCarroll, after he was declared “in” by Heidi Klum. Featuring appearances from fashion elite such as Carson Kressley, this documentary follows the talented designer in the year he spent preparing for New York Fashion Week.

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Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers by Laird Borrelli

In the increasingly hip and cutting-edge field of illustration, there is no trend hotter than fashion illustration, and this book is the ultimate in fashion illustration. Over 250 sketches by a galaxy of international fashion designers from Karl Lagerfeld to Christian Lacroix.  Allows the reader a rare glimpse into the world of fashion design.

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