Fashion Historian Amber Butchart has just released her second book Nautical Chic. In this much-awaited pictorial book, Amber explores Nautical style in all it’s glory, with a range of stunning pictures to illustrate one of our most enduring trends, over the extensive period of two centuries.
It is packed full of incredible archive pictures as well as more modern catwalk shots, demonstrating the power and permanence of nautical style. Split into five chapters, Nautical Chic looks at a variety of different maritime professions: The Officer, The Sailor, The Fisherman, The Sportsman and The Pirate. She tells the stories of classic items such as the duffle coat, the blazer and the Breton stripe.
The book has received fantastic reviews and accolades from Dawn O’Porter in Glamour Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, Sailing Today and Grazia Magazine.
The Guardian called it “A new fashion history book that covers everything you need to know about stripy T-shirts and peacoats but were afraid to ask”
The imagery as you can imagine is stunning and it would look fabulous on any coffee table or bookshelf. You can pre-order your copy from Amazon here.
Amber Butchart is a cultural historian who specialises in fashion and dress. She uses clothes and style as a vehicle to tell wider stories around cultural, political and social issues, spanning several centuries and across a range of international cultures. She is a writer, broadcaster and lecturer, and a featured historian on various productions from Radio 4′s Making History and Woman’s Hour to BBC Breakfast News. You can read more about Amber here.