Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Meiling - A tribute

No couture in design

The Publisher Robert & Christopher have released their second coffee table book relating to women artists and artisans from Trinidad and Tobago. This time, it is Meiling whose body of work is printed between the leaves of a 140 page book.

It is unclear how the publishers wished to represent the fashion designer as the format is too simplistic to show the strengths of her range. It would have been apt to have published a special edition magazine as the reproductions lack any sense of high
couture for a book in its class.

Meiling's detail in her clothes are not explored, but rather the shoots from her collection that fill in the gaps. Nevertheless, it is an important document in archiving the much respected Trinidadian fashion designer. See their first book

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