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Collecting Fashion: Nostalgia, Passion, Obsession - Alexandra Carl & Angelo Flaccavento


In order for fashion to march forward, it must possess the ability to look back. For the fashion obsessed, one s archive is surely a testament to the act of preservation and, of course, a sophisticated symbol of taste. Archives take time to build, wardrobes or storage units packed to the brim with rare, archival shoes, dresses, and handbags, some never worn, are only made after countless hours spent hunting on Ebay or scouring obscure vintage sales the results are remarkable representations of fashion history. This book gathers the preeminent collections of archival obsessives, capturing the closets of an impressive list of fashion and design talent. Readers will get an in-depth look at Michele Lamy's extensive Comme des Garcon archive, Sarah Andelman's covetable (and colorful) sneaker and t-shirt collection, Adrian Appiolaza's growing Helmut Lang archive, and Zaha Hadid's fabulous footwear collection, and more. This tome, over 300 pages long, painstakingly showcases the subjects archive while showing off top-tier labels and hard-to-obtain-down seasons: Issey Miyake, Maison Martin Margiela, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, and Alexander McQueen, among others, and serves as an indispensable reference for those interested in fashion history and building their own archive. Essays throughout by leading thinkers and writers provide insightful commentary alongside each collection featured in this new, enlightening fashion bible.

Rizzoli, 2024
Hardcover, 336pp
350 x 262mm  

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