The Zulu (also amaZulu; of isiZulu izulu, means “sky”) are an African ethnic group of the Bantu with today more than eleven million people and the largest ethnic group in South Africa. They live mainly in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. The language of the Zulu isiZulu.
In the late 17th century immigrant Bantu tribes of Nguni peoples who are originally from the area of today’s Congo, into the later Natal and displaced the indigenous San. The Zulu lived first in loose tribal groups under the rule of a respective chief (Inkosi).
The Zulu were originally a sub-tribe of the Mthethwa. Their name (amaZulu, “the Zulus”) they had received about 1709 by its then chief Zulu ka Ntombhela. Around 1818, included the Zulu about 1,500 members.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.