American Fabrics Fall 1972 Issue 95
Type of Work
American Fabrics introduces to the viewer to illustrations and pictorials that defines the importance of fabrics in fashion. Documenting trends of the era ranging from womens, men’s, children’s fashion with implementation of industrial uses all center around the magazine's uses. For more than forty years American Fabrics had published these rather large magazine’s inspiring designers and industry leaders with their modern textiles, illustrations, and graphics. Rather than dedicating certain spaces on the magazine's layout to fabrics and illustrations. One of the most notable design tactics of AF was the incorporation of both the textiles and the illustrations. Gracing the page with eccentric illustrations or photographs with modern textiles packing content from the first page to the last. Thus in retrospect American Fabrics not only altered the way in which we look at fashion from a textile standpoint but also “casts a major influence on the economic and social aspects of the world in which we live” (FIDM Museum).