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Does anyone know any good books on branding?
Uche Okonkwo: Luxury Fashion Branding. Trends, Tactics, Techniques. Basingstoke, Hampshire 2007: Palgrave Macmillan.

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btw,long-time MMM fans....there is a new book being released in october compiling his career from beginning to i believe his anniversary collection. as well his art,design and performance. not sure what the latter means exactly...presentations or actual theatre??
it seems well worth the purchase considering it's got much of his early career covered. i dunno how different though it will be from the STREET publication except perhaps it includes more of his most recent works.

and its being edited by margiela himself as well as contributions from andree putman,vanessa beecroft,susannah frankel and even gaultier who was his former mentor.



you can actually pre-order.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/084...pf_rd_i=507846

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^Looks like I have to start learning German again, nein?
No, I'm sure some nice tFSer will translate it for us...the whole book...

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i must get both the lagerfeld one (if its translated , cant see why not) and the margiela book (a must) the margiela book looks interesting

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wow i need to learn french and german

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No, I'm sure some nice tFSer will translate it for us...the whole book...
Of course someone will. What would tFS be without these charitable members? Achtung an alle Deutschen, die guten Freunde bei TFS wollen eine ‹bersetzung. Sie werden vor nichts halt, bis sie es bekommen.

(Blame the Google translator for the bad grammar, I tried to do it myself, but naturally my two years of high school German apparently weren't enough!)

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^^ well 450 pages is a lot to translate

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^^ well 450 pages is a lot to translate
Yeah, but it's Karl!! Dropping out of school or quiting one's job to spend several months translating is a small price to pay for spreading the gospel...

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Yeah, but it's Karl!! Dropping out of school or quiting one's job to spend several months translating is a small price to pay for spreading the gospel...
well, maybe someone decides to give up the own life and spread Karls wisdom

didn't Karl once say that he doesn't like translations

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^ Yes, I think so...The only solution, obviously, is for Karl himself to do an audio book reading the whole thing...That way it will 1) Be available in English and 2) Will be no more understandable than if it was in another language!!
I have a new favorite book to recommend: The Gospel According To Coco Chanel by Karen Karbo- a wonderful little book by a non-fashion writer who has amazing insight to all things Chanel and the meaning of it all- highly recommended!

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BOOK: Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster by Dana Thomas
Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Luster by Dana Thomas

An interesting read about how 'mass' the business has become. She highlights
a few family companies that have resisted the trend to go public and/or
get acquired. However most of the book deals with the big players and how
and why they have taken luxury mainstream.

A question that comes from reading this book is:

Are most of us compelled to purchase an item based on exclusivity and
popularity rather than genuine quality?

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The Satorialist- Scott Schuman (been in loads of mags recently such as Grazia and Vogue) Its all about street style and the beauty of individuality. Not a bad price too at the moment on Amazon!
AND I still love the Dita Von Teese book -released last year I think. Some amazing photographs that show amazing creativity and passion! As well as being rather sexy at the same time

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i think to do with quality it can reflect in the price , like a classic chanel bag can cost upwards of £1,000 and you do have to sit and think why its so expensive , because its well made and the quality is going to be the best

a book id recommend would be Balenciaga Paris , its got to be one of the best books i've ever bought , it details Cristobal's years in alot of detail i.e legal documents , letters , floor plans of the salon and alot of pictures , some of which i've never seen
it also details Nicholas' years but as it was published in 2006 it doesn't contain alot of his work but his best show is covered , that being Fall 2006

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I recently purchased Babeth and I will be able to open it for an early Christmas present.
I am excited, I really hope it is good... anybody else have it?

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