This is a selection of resources on Indian fashion available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
The Indian textile sourcebook: Patterns and techniques
Indian textile designs express dazzling inventiveness and creativity, from the woven silks of royalty to the simple block printed patterns. This authoritative sourcebook overflows with colour and patterns to inspire and inform.
All rights reserved, London: V&A Publishing, 2019.
Patterns of India: A journey through colours, textiles and the vibrancy of Rajasthan
This book features a textile-based tour of colourful Rajasthan in India, featuring more than 200 lush photographs depicting everyday life in one of the most vibrant regions in the world. It explores how deeply colour and pattern exist in a symbiotic relationship and are woven into every part of the culture in Rajasthan.
Retrieved from NLB Overdrive. myLibrary ID is required to access this ebook.
A study of India’s textile exports and environmental regulations
This book examines the interplay between trade and the environment, with a focus on the Indian textile sector. This study was undertaken by the Centre of Excellence in Environmental Economics at Madras School of Economics with financial support from the Ministry of Environment and Forests under the Government of India.
All rights reserved, Singapore: Springer, 2018.
India fantastique fashion
This publication showcases the works of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, who have made their mark in the fashion industry by bringing the best of traditional Indian crafts to the world of high fashion. See specially photographed close-ups of exquisitely crafted sartorial creations by the talented duo whose works exude luxury, artistry and Indian tradition.
All rights reserved, London: Thames & Hudson, 2016.
Luxury Indian fashion: A social critique
This book studies the production, consumption and aesthetics of luxury and power in India. It analyses the role that fashion plays and how contemporary Indian designs have dismissed the influence of the West in recent years and focused on the opulent heritage luxury of the maharajas.
All rights reserved, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.