Fashion 101 : A Crash Course in Clothing, by Erika Stalder – This mighty fine book contains over 300 illustrated wardrobe items in alphabetical order, from a-line dresses, clam diggers and palazzo pants to pouchettes, riding boots and madras shorts. Each entry explains the item’s history, its place in fashion, and even provides an illustration on what the item of clothing should look worn. Fabrics, patterns, cuffs and sleeves and many sartorial terms are all explained in detail. An excerpt is available online.
See also these items held by the library:
Tease : 50 Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Superstars of Art, Craft & Design
I Wanna Make My Own Clothes, by Clea Hantman
Teen Vogue magazine (website)
Design, Cut and Shape, by Hazel King
More info about NZ fashion can be found at the Runway Reporter website.