British Asian Style
I spent the afternoon doing some research that involved two of Rosemary Crill's books, so this evening, when I found myself catching up with the V & A, one of the museum's newest releases grabbed my attention.
British Asian Style: Fashion and Textiles, Past and Present is the V & A's book of the month and happens to be edited by Crill along with fellow scholars Christopher Breward and Philip Crang. It sounds like a comprehensive study of Britain's long love affair with South Asian textiles, going back to the chintz craze of the 17th and 18th centuries and the phenomenon of Victorian paisley. Other highlights include Asian-influenced 1960s bohemian fashion and contemporary trends.
Related past post: Chinese Style at the V & A.