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Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration

I absolutely love the concept. However, the slightly above average American consumer demands a product that is not only well made and designed but also cheap and local. Who has money to throw at ideals right now? If you make a product that is well designed and makes sense on a somewhat daily basis – you have a chance. Add ethics – you might get some marketing mileage out of it. Simple as that. People want to look good and if there’s an ethical backstory to the look it’s a bonus. Expect to soak up the “ethical” loss on your own if you’re a manufacturer because the consumer is not willing and/or cannot afford to pay for it. The typical American wants cheap AND American made. Add it to the list of reasons our communities are broke. Are we unwilling to pay for apparel made stateside or unwilling to compete with a global labor pool to produce such goods? The designers in the book can barely sustain but maybe their ideas will – well, maybe not a book but an iBook or something to that extent. We should follow up in 6 months…”people that can afford to care” very well may never reach critical mass. I’ve given up on the people but not the concept.

it’s a really amazing book…go buy yourselves a copy!!

Fashion Illustrated

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration is a new book centered around the work of ethical fashion designers. The book, an offshoot of Amelia Gregory‘s Amelia’s Magazine(now online-only), features interviews with 30 illustrators on design practices, as well as profiles on over 50 clothing, footwear, and jewelry designers, including, but not limited to:

Ada Zanditon, Beautiful Soul, Christopher Raeburn, Dem Collective, Edun, Fifi Bijoux, From Somewhere, Goodone, Henrietta Ludgate, Joanna Cave, Lu Flux, Minna, Nina Dolcetti, Partimi, Prophetik, Romina Karamanea and Ute Decker.

The images to the right are all done by Lesley Barnes for collections by Christopher Raeburn, Yves saint Laurent, Hiroaki Ohya and Emma Box — just a sampling of what theCompendium holds.

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, £20.00 (w/ 12 limited-edition postcards)

 

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