By
Claudia Pascual López

Armani, Louis Vuitton, Coco Chanel, and Valentino, among many others, transformed the world of fashion. Fashion isn’t just a combination of pieces of fabric. Fashion is magic, illusion, art, and a way of expressing sensations that end up becoming a lifestyle for everyone living around it. Fashion influences our behavior and our relationship amongst us and with our ancestors.

An essay that starts on Middle Age until nowadays global fashion

This is what Giorgio Riello tells in his new book Breve historia de la moda desde la Edad Media hasta la actualidad [The Fashion History Reader] published by Gustavo Gili. The book is an essay that puts forward a close and contemporary vision of fashion, from the Middle Ages to today. This is an essential book for anyone interested in fashion, duly illustrated with drawings by Lara Costafreda, a young Catalan artist that expresses the essence of the book perfectly. Get yours here.

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