World Clothing and Fashion by
Publication Date: 2014
This work explores the diverse and colorful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, as well as dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials and production methods.