I got a sneak peak at some new books coming out for 2014. From January all the way to June! Always exciting!
I am not really into fashion, but the following book looks really good.
I apologize the great cover will not upload for me although it is the final decision. I am working on it :)
The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion
Tansy E. Hoskins
Beautifully illustrated with specially commissioned designs, Stitched
Up delves into the alluring world of fashion to reveal what is behind
the clothes we wear. Moving between Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Marx,
the book explores consumerism, class and advertising to reveal the
interests which benefit from exploitation.
Tansy E. Hoskins dissects fashion’s vampiric relationship with the
planet and with our bodies to uncover what makes it so damaging.
Why does ‘size zero’ exist and what is the reality of working life for
models? In a critique of the portrayal of race in fashion, the book also
examines the global balance of power in the industry.
In a compelling conclusion Stitched Up explores the use of
clothing to resist. Can you shock an industry that loves to shock? Is
‘green fashion’ an alternative? Stitched Up provides a unique critical
examination of contemporary culture and the distorting priorities of
TaNsy e. hosKiNs is a writer, journalist and activist. She has worked
for Stop the War Coalition, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the
Islam Channel. She writes for the Guardian and Business of Fashion, and has
appeared on the BBC, Al Jazeera and Channel 4's Ten O'Clock Live.
Release date: January 2014
224 pages 215mmx135mm 11 line drawings
Information was very kindly supplied to me by Pluto Press