“I don’t use fashion as a way of fitting in. I use it as a way of being an individual.” (p. 61)
The Naked Shoe: The artistry of Mabel Julianelli by Jane JulianelliThis book is far more than just a photography catalogue, in the sense that it will depict, both in pictures and biographical text, the life and work of Mabel Julianelli, starting as a pattern designer in Brooklyn, NY. Beginning with her student years studying commercial art at Pratt Institute in the 1920s, and spanning her 40-plus year career, Mabel Julianelli, with her husband and partner Charles Julianelli, is credited with many constructional, interpretative, and fashion firsts. Her 1950 Coty Award-winning naked evening sandal, which had versions into the 1960s and 1970, is vital today due to the resurgence of ballroom dancing (i.e. 'Dancing With The Stars'): a style Mabel Julianelli first designed at a time when nobody wore sandals as evening wear. Mabel Julianelli's 1940s wedge sandal patent was referenced by Nike, Inc. in the 1990s and her shoe designs and ornaments were referenced by Jimmy Choo Ltd. in 2004-2006, among others. Mabel Julianelli's forte was the wearable, comfortable construction of shoes so it is no wonder that today's shoe companies have referenced her 1940s patents. Even though the central theme of the book is the portrayal the shoe and the work of the designer, there is an incredible love affair between Mabel and Charles Julianelli that provides the backbone of the story, illustrating the times they lived in, through their extended teamwork, their controversial marriage, their Coty Award years, their friendships in the fashion world, their time spent with the Abstract Artists of East Hampton, NY, through the death of Charles, and the solitary years which followed for Mabel. Mrs. Julianelli is still known today among fashion people, and very much revered in fashion teaching schools such as Parsons and FIT, as well as the museums that have collected her shoes. In addition to that there is an awareness of Mabel Julianelli's style and knowledge of her signature trends by people all over the US and Canada, selling them in their vintage shops or from their living rooms. This book is not only for the fashionista or the cosmopolitan alone, but will have a much wider reach throughout the country and the world. AUTHOR: Jane Julianelli is the daughter of Mabel Julianelli, Coty Award-winning shoe couturier of Julianelli Inc., whose shoes are part of a permanent collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology. SELLING POINTS: Illustrated biography on the life and work of Mabel Julianelli, Coty Award-winning shoe couturier of Julianelli Inc., whose designs are celebrated the world over ILLUSTRATIONS 65 colour 120 b/w illustrations *
Call Number: TT505.J85 J84 2010
Publication Date: 2010-11-16
OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector by OECD Publishing StaffThe OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector helps enterprises implement the due diligence recommendations contained in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises along the garment and footwear supply chain in order to avoid and address the potential negative impacts of their activities and supply chains. It supports the aims of the OECD Guidelines to ensure that the operations of enterprises in the garment and footwear sector are in harmony with government policies to strengthen the basis of mutual confidence between enterprises and the societies in which they operate. This Guidance will also support enterprises to implement the due diligence recommendations contained in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. The Guidance is aligned with the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, relevant ILO Conventions and Recommendations and the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles Concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy. Together with its modules on due diligence for specific risk areas, this Guidance provides enterprises with a complete package to operate and source responsibly in the garment and footwear sector. This Guidance was developed through a multi-stakeholder process with in-depth engagement from OECD and non-OECD countries, representatives from business, trade unions and civil society and was overseen by the Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct. It is practically-oriented, with an emphasis on collaborative constructive approaches to complex challenges. The Guidance builds on the in-depth reports of the National Contact Points (NCPs) of France and Italy on the implementation of the OECD Guidelines in the textile and garment sector and responds to statements made in June 2013 and 2014 by NCPs following the tragic collapse of Rana Plaza.
Call Number: HD9940.A2 O33 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-09
Consumer Behavior in Fashion by Michael Solomon; Nancy RaboltIn addition to contributing to the understanding of why people buy things, this book considers how products, services, and consumption activities contribute to the broader social world we experience. Consumer Behavior: In Fashion, Second Edition not only probes the psyche of the American consumer, but considers the multicultural perspectives of consumers from around the world. Models of consumer behavior underscore the complex interrelationships between the individual consumer and his/her social reality. Fashion and Interior Designers
Call Number: HD9940.A2 S624 2009
Publication Date: 2008-07-30
Sustainable Luxury: Managing social and environmental performance in iconic brands by Miguel Ángel Gardetti (Editor); Ana Laura Torres (Editor)Most consumers of luxury products and services use them as status symbols ¿ symbols of success. However, the definition of success ¿ and the way it is perceived by others ¿ is changing. Increasingly, consumers want the brands they use to address growing concerns that luxury products invariably come at a heavy social and environmental cost. The luxury industry faces its biggest challenge yet in satisfying an emerging demand of successful consumerism ¿ products that meet high environmental, social and ethical standards.This collection sees internationally renowned fashion, luxury and sustainability experts come together to explore the challenges faced - and solutions developed - by luxury goods companies in sourcing, producing and marketing luxury products. Sustainable Luxury: Managing Social and Environmental Performance in Iconic Brands represents the most comprehensive collection of current writing on the nascent relationship between sustainability and luxury. It will be essential reading for academics researching sustainable development in the fashion and luxury industries and it will provide invaluable guidance for practitioners seeking the latest research to help them meet consumer demand for sustainable goods and services.
Call Number: HD9999.L852 S87 2015
Publication Date: 2014-10-22
The Fashion Careers Guidebook by Julia Yates; Donna Gustavsen (Consultant Editor)The fashion industry is exciting and glamorous--but very tough to break into. That's all the more reason why ambitious young men and women who hope to succeed in that dynamic business take their first step to success by reading--and re-reading--The Fashion Careers Guidebook. Author Julia Yates explains the fashion industry's many and complex facets, offers detailed descriptions of its widely varied career opportunities, and instructs her readers on effective ways to stand out from the crowd of job seekers. She advises on preparing rÃ©sumÃ©s and portfolios, dealing with job interviews, and mastering the art of networking. She offers inside tips on finding and following up on fashion industry jobs that others don't know about, and discusses internships as a possible path toward career success. Most important, she describes the jobs themselves, which include-- Fashion Design --Haute couture, ready-to-wear designer, pattern cutter, illustrator, design room assistant, and more Accessories This essential guidebook also presents true case histories of successful fashion workers, describes schools and courses that lead students into fashion careers, and lists web sites that offer additional advice on launching fashion careers. More than 150 color illustrations.
Call Number: TT507 .Y38 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-01
Zara and Her Sisters: The story of the world's largest clothing retailer by Enrique BadíaZara is the best known Spanish brand at an international level, and is listed among the hundred most valuable companies in the world. This insightful new book reveals the secrets behind Zara's success and examines the steps that its creator, Amancio Ortega, took to make Zara the global market leader in fashion.
Call Number: HD9940.S7 B3313 2009
Publication Date: 2009-07-31
Luxury Fashion Branding: Trends, tactics, techniques by Uché OkonkwoThis groundbreaking fashion branding and management text brings an analytical business dimension to the marketing and corporate techniques of the luxury fashion goods industry. It will make engaging reading for anyone who wishes to learn about the captivating business of turning functional products into objects of desire.
Call Number: HF5415.32 .O53 2007
Publication Date: 2007-05-03
Don't Think Pink: What really makes women buy--and how to increase your share of this crucial market by Andrea Learned; Lisa JohnsonPurchases by women now total trillions of dollars annually, accounting for 85% of all consumer expenditures. So, reaching women should be considered the number one priority for most businesses. Don't Think Pink will help marketers see their brands through a woman's eyes, unlocking the secrets to developing products, services, and marketing strategies that truly resonate with female buyers. Based on painstaking research into women's experiences and perceptions, Don't Think Pink reveals: * How generational history, culture, life stages, and daily realities influence a woman's buying mind * How the manner in which women buy is more critical than what's being sold * How listening to women earlier and more often leads to more powerful strategies * How to use the Internet and other technology - both in market research and during the buying process - to gain a greater understanding of female consumers * How to gain a bigger share of the awesome purchasing power of women There's no question that women buy. Don't Think Pink explains what drives their buying decisions, and how businesses can capitalize on this enormous (and evergreen) market." "
Call Number: HC79.C6 J64 2004
Publication Date: 2004-06-21
Where Am I Wearing?: A global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes by Kelsey TimmermanGlobalization makes it difficult to know where the things you buy come from. Journalist and travel writer Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, so he traveled from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back. Along the way, he met the people who made his favorite clothes and learned as much about them as he did about globalization itself. Enlightening and controversial at once, this book puts a human face on globalization.
Call Number: HD9940.A2 T56 2009
Publication Date: 2008-11-24
The Fashion Business Reader by Joseph H. Hancock (Editor); Anne Peirson-Smith (Editor)The Fashion Business Reader is the first comprehensive anthology of classic and cutting-edge writings on the global fashion business, from production to consumption. Bringing together a rich interdisciplinary and international range of writings in one volume, this essential text encompasses creative, theoretical, and practical approaches from scholarship spanning business, the social sciences, arts, and humanities. As well as extracts from ground-breaking journal articles, book chapters, and other key writings, the reader includes several newly commissioned articles on contemporary themes and methodological approaches. Each section of the volume contains an introduction by an expert scholar plus a guide to further reading, and each individual extract is introduced so that readers can place important writings in context. This is an essential course text for students on a wide range of fashion and business courses and a one-stop authoritative reference for scholars and professionals.
Publication Date: 2019-07-25
By Invitation Only: How we built Gilt and changed the way millions shop by Alexis Maybank (Preface by); Alexandra Wilkis WilsonGilt, currently valued at more than £1 billion, was launched by Alexis Maybank, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, and three colleagues in 2007. It is one of the most fascinating startups of recent years. And it all began with one bold idea: to bring sample sales online and change the way millions shop. As they write about the day Gilt.com went live: We had created a Web site that could potentially change the rules of retail...If shopping was traditionally a slow, leisurely activity...it would now be competitive, addictive, urgent, thrilling...not just easier, but so much more fun. Alexis and Alexandra share their perspective in this dramatic story of Gilt's birth, rise, and evolution. They show how they juggled the conflicting needs of their suppliers, engineers, marketers, and potential investors. They explain how they blended their individual strengths and weaknesses and managed their rapidly growing team. And they take us through the darkest moments of the recession when Gilt might easily h