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Events 2014

The European Schoolbooks Ltd team have already been quite busy this year attending numerous exhibitions with fantastic selections of some of our newest and bestselling titles in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

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Fashion by Chance 1960-1974

27th November 2014 - The Italian Bookshop - 19:00

Cleonice Capece
in conversation with Alessandra Rizzo
will present her new book

Fashion by Chance 1960-1974
A Visual Autobiography
ACC Editions


In Fashion by Chance Italian fashion designer Cleonice Capece provides a vivid and richly documented account of how creativity, entrepreneurial courage and institutional support played a key role in the success of 'Made in Italy'. Capece offers the testimony of someone directly involved in the fashion world, working during the key years of Italian fashion, between 1960 and 1974.
In addition to an engrossing story told by a designer involved in creating the 'Made in Italy' brand, the book features an extraordinarily rich iconographic documentation of the designer's activity - mostly published here for the first time - including fashion shoots, press clippings, personal archive material, and drawings.

Cleonice Capece lives and works in London, where she moved in 1974 to open her showroom at 28, Conduit Street. Her collections and production were all Made in Italy. She has also designed and collaborated with many English companies, including Burberry, Daks, Maxwell Cooper, Woolea and others.
She currently works as a fashion consultant for Italian and British manufacturers. She has received six awards including the Venice 'Grand Prix Haute Couture' 1970-71 and the 'Schubert Award for Fashion' 1972. Her collections have been photographed by magazines such as Vogue and Linea Italiana and magazines and newspapers all over the world.

Alessandra Rizzo works at Sky News (UK) and contributes to La Stampa. She has lived in London for three years. In the past she has worked for Associated Press, Wall Street Journal and Reuters.

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