Friday, 14 June 2019

ReadItDaddy's Second Picture Book of the Week - Week Ending 14th June 2019: "Planet Fashion: 100 Years of Fashion History" by Natasha Slee and Cynthia Kittler (Wide Eyed Editions)

Our second Picture Book of the Week is a veritable feast for fashion fans! The utterly superb "Planet Fashion: 100 Years of Fashion History" by Natasha Slee and Cynthia Kittler.

Once again Wide Eyed nail a spot in our Book of the Week slot with a book that takes a trip through 100 of the most inspirational and groundbreaking years in international fashion with two characters who love fashion as much as we do.

C adores designing clothes and drawing fashion models, so this book was an instant win for her. I love the history of fashion, and this book offers a brilliant mix of facts and information, alongside stunning fashion-sketch-like visuals to drive a storified look at fashion history and the most influential eras, looks and designs across the ages.

Hip Hop fashion - still driving a cool vibe and look today!
It's like a glorious story book, a source book for scribblers like us, a history book filled with engaging facts, and just a really brilliantly presented piece of work from two folk who are obviously passionate about their chosen subject (as we've come to expect from books published from Wide Eyed).

The far east has always been hugely influential for fashion designers and the textile industry
It's just completely excellent this, and a book that we've spent hours looking through (and in C's case, doodling bits from in her own designs).

Absolutely essential for fashion fans of any age.

The 1950s, America, and a hugely influential fashion vibe that was just so COOL!
Sum this book up in a sentence: A brilliant historical look at fashion through the ages, through the eyes of two engaging guides showing off the very best of world fashion in such a cool and engaging way.

"Planet Fashion" by Natasha Slee and Cynthia Kittler is out now, published by Wide Eyed Editions (kindly supplied for review).