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This edition of the critically lauded "Contemporary Fashion" includes coverage of more than 450 designers, milliners, footwear designers, fashion companies and textile houses. Entries in this lavishly illustrated resource include a biographical summary; primary and secondary bibliography, including articles and exhibition catalogs; and a signed, critical essay written by an expert in the field.
singlet with an asymmetrical scooped neckline and a torso crossed with compass twirls, with matching pants. He continued to produce knits with strong geometric patterns as well. Bikkembergs seemed to move more toward luxury at the end of the decade with couture items like a cashmere cat suit for men. His sportswear line has been compared to that of American designers, with items like hooded, zippered tops. Bikkembergs and the other Group of Six designers participated in the Mode 2001
part of the 5th Circle, set up in August 1991 to showcase the menswear of ﬁve homegrown designers, he is equally committed to his womenswear collection. It has the same strength of cut and clarity of design, often initiating ideas that are later taken up by others. Examples are the bra tops of his early shows that were later to ﬂood the market; the hot-colored patchwork suede wide collar jackets, long coats, and hot pants he used that heralded the 1970s revival of the early 1990s; and the beehive
sportswear separates, and oversized quilted evening coats for women. In keeping with his taste for clothes that suggest patrician nonchalance, Caumont’s trench coats, suits, blazers, and other sporty looks for men and women were frequently fashioned of richlytextured tweeds, houndstooth, and glen plaids. His daytime looks often featured layering, using wools and cashmere for pullovers and sweaterjackets for colder weather, linen and silk for summer/resort wear. For evening he favored unabashed
with gray, or playfully contrast textures, as in a rust tweed blazer against a persimmon satin shirt. Casual separates, such as a royal blue sport jacket over pale lemon trousers, glowed with intensity and radiated novelty, so that perceived boundaries between appropriate colors for men and women were blurred. The sweater woven with painterly motifs in brilliant color combinations also became a hallmark of Aujard. The company’s formula for success was its ability to push fashion limits while
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