A glorious celebration of the perennial nautical style, tracing the history of its trends and impact on the clothes we love
From Chanel’s coastal couture and Jean Paul Gaultier’s beefcake camp to Tommy Hilfiger’s preppy classics, this is the first and only book to celebrate nautical fashion and the ways in which it has cut a sartorial swathe for over two centuries.
This book is a fascinating blend of politics, leisure and marine adventure and, although a scholarly work, it is written in a friendly, accessible tone.
Evocatively illustrated with stand out archive imagery as well as inspirational contemporary fashion photography, 'Nautical Chic' is the definitive history of coastal couture.
Author: Amber Jane Butchart
Published by Thames and Hudson
224 pages, 210 illustrations, 141 in colour
First published 2015