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A Book for Drawing, Creating, and Dreaming Laurence King Publishing
By Nina Chakrabarti
8-1/4 x 11-1/2 in; 272 pp; 700 illustrations
September 2009 ISBN 9781856696326 ISBN10 1856696324
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An interactive coloring book for fashionistas of all ages, My Wonderful World of Fashion is packed withbeautiful and sophisticated illustrations specially created by the leading fashion-illustrator Nina Chakrabarti. The book encourages creativity, with illustrations to color in and designs to finish off, as well as simple ideas for making and doing (how to make a sari, turn a napkin into a headscarf, dye a T-shirt, and so on). Covering clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry, and other accessories, the illustrations span both vintage fashionsdrawing on beautiful and interesting objects from past agesand contemporary designs from the illustrator's own imagination.'Did you know...?' features that give brief historical notes encourage children to be inspired by history and by other cultures. A wonderful celebration of fashion, the book will appeal to fashion addicts from 8 years plus.
Nina Chakrabarti is an illustrator based in London. She was born and spent her early life in Calcutta, India, then studied illustration at Central Saint Martin's College and The Royal College of Art, London. Her work is often concerned with collections and the composition of objects. She works using Rotring pens, felt tips, biros, pencils, ink, and the computer. Her clients include Habitat, French Connection, Vogue, and Marks and Spencer.
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