If the Vanessa Mooncie fashion print featured yesterday made you long for the real thing, there's plenty of stunning examples in Marnie Fogg's new book Vintage Fashion Illustration.
If your planning a vintage twist with your big day, you might want to get your name down for a copy of the forthcoming Vintage Weddings book by Marnie Fogg, which is published by Carlton Books.
According to the pre-release write-up, it's a 'visual journey through 100 years of wedding styles and dresses', looking at key periods, styles and designers, as well as significant ceremonies and cultural influences in wedding fashions. Organised chronologically, the book shows how to recognise the silhouette that will best suit your body shape, how to pick the right fabrics and how to source appropriate accessories, from gloves and shoes to flowers, veils, jewellery and table decorations.
Designed for both the collector and the future bride looking for inspiration, the book is out on 12th May, but available for pre-order now, discounted at Amazon to £16.25.
Following on the heels of her books on Vintage Handbags, vintage furniture and vintage shoes, Marnie Fogg's latest title looks at Vintage Knitwear.
It takes a chronological approach over its 224 pages to explore the knitwear of the last century, moving from hand-knitting to technological innovations. Key moments in knitwear style are explored, such as Jazz and the jumper craze of the 1920s or the designer decade of the 80s. It's sure to inspire you to pick up your needles, or at least have a look in the shops – handy then that the book also contains a shopping guide.
As you'd expect, the title features the designs of John Smedley and, as part of the Fashion's Night Out event on the evening of 8 September, Marnie Fogg will be in the London John Smedley store to promote the book.
The book is priced at £25 but it's currently available for £16.25 on Amazon.
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Released today is Marnie Fogg's new book on 1950s Fashion Prints. Marnie Fogg is the author behind both the vintage handbags book and the one about Sixties fashion boutiques, while this volume is the sister volume to her book on 1960s fashion print.
It's intended to act as a source of inspiration for design students and practitioners and its 192 pages are jammed full of designs from the key figures of the time such as Lucienne Day and Robert Stewart, as well as key companies such as Marimekko. The designs are grouped thematically by topics that influenced the designs of the period such as the influence of artists on fabric designs or novelty patterns. There's plenty on its pages to inspire a Fifties design enthusiast as well as appeal to those with a more expert interest.
Reasonably priced too. You can buy it for £12.99 from Amazon