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Just why has nautical chic become a mainstay in summer fashion collections season-in, season-out? This is the question fashion historian Amber Jane Butchart seeks to answer in her new book, Nautical Chic (Thames & Hudson). It is rich with catwalk shots from well-loved design houses, and includes evidence of the popular history of the nautical look through old magazine plates, advertisements and illustrations.
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