Pieced together much like the fine garments it portrays, this colourful volume guides the reader on an international textile tour, presenting in over 700 glorious photographs a raft of remarkable clothing, people and fabric from all over the world.
Taking the reader from Vietnam to Benin, from Central America to Eastern Europe, the book is brimful of stunning costumes, sumptuous fabrics and breathtaking detail.
Both an ethnographic textile map and a fabric-inspired travelogue, it explores and reveals many secrets about international textile crafts, including weaving, dyeing and appliqué. All designers as well as anyone who loves fashion will find this volume a huge source of inspiration, as will fans of off-the-beaten-track travel destinations.
Catherine Legrand is a co-founder of the Théâtre du Soleil, for whom she continues to work as a graphic designer