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Inspired By India

Inspired By India

By (author) Phyllida Jay


Publishing 12th Sep 2022
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    Inspired by India is an exploration of more than six centuries of trade, cultural exchange, and inspiration between India and the West. Through the lens of various material categories, including textiles, fashion, jewellery, and perfume, marvellous stories unfold surrounding the histories of objects and the complex networks of cultural exchange they represent. The book explores how some of the most legendary design houses have looked to Indian culture, decorative arts and artisanal crafts for inspiration. Indian-inspired objects from luxury houses including Hermès, Chanel, Cartier, and Dior are featured, revealing creative and fascinating stories of inspiration and creativity.

    The stunning Inspired by India also includes rich visual imagery from leading museum and gallery archives, as well as the archives of the world’s greatest luxury houses and renowned fashion designers, including Dries Van Noten, Alexander McQueen, and John Galliano.

    About the Author

    Phyllida Jay has a doctorate in anthropology from University College London. Her work looks at society and culture in contemporary India through fashion, craft and design. She is especially interested in the cultural history of Indian craftwork and the role of Indian artisans in international luxury. She is the author of two books, Fashion India and Indian Khadi Cloth: from National Fabric to Luxury Fashion. She also works as a journalist and regularly writes for several publications including, the Business of Fashion, the New York Times, BBC Culture and Vogue India.

    Roli Books
    Publish date
    12th Sep 2022
    World excluding Australasia, Asia, Arab States and South Africa
    292 mm x 254 mm
    256 Pages
    300 color
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