Most popular Fashion & textiles: design books
The most popular Fashion & textiles: design books currently available. Updated weekly.
A monograph on Coco Chanel that chronicles the life and legacy of one of history's most influential couturiers. It includes detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, that pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.
Scott Schuman, a.k.a. The Sartorialist, has been traveling to India for over a decade to capture its wildly original beauty in markets, music festivals, city streets, and cricket fields, and across cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Chennai, and Mumbai. The result gathers all the unique qualities that have brought him worldwide renown: a...
Profiles more than forty iconic artists in relationship to their sartorial choices via a mix of anecdotes, portraits of the subjects in their studios, art and runway imagery, and commentary by critics, designers, and the artists.
The inspirational story of Mary Quant's stellar career
The first comprehensive overview of Yves Saint Laurent's haute couture collections, presented through original catwalk photography.
The story of Tommy Nutter is the story of a man who climbs up from nothing to reshape the silhouette of British fashion. It will chart the dramatic life of Tommy Nutter, an underappreciated visionary whose career spanned barely 23 years, ending in 1992 with his untimely death.
FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is so easy to read. Whether you're an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you'll ever need to navigate the fashion scene.
Louis Vuitton Catwalk<br>Founded as a luxury leather goods house in 1854, Louis Vuitton was for many decades one of the world<br>
Chanel's combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. This title reveal its private archives, a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from 1920 onwards.
Fashionary Bag Design book is the most practical bag encyclopedia, a complete handbook for bag designers and bag lovers. Differential from ordinary bag design books, the Fashionary Bag Design is a complete handbook focusing on the practical needs of handbag designers.
The first comprehensive overview of the legendary house of Dior, from its founding in 1947 to today, published in collaboration with Dior to mark its 70th anniversary.
The first and only publication of its kind, Sneaker Freaker has been at the forefront of the global sneaker scene for nearly two decades. With over 650 redesigned pages, fresh photography, insane historical detail, and otaku-level minutiae, this monster anthology combines the magazine's finest and content created exclusively for TASCHEN into...
A reduced edition of this cornucopia of Karl Lagerfeld's legendary maxims.
Offers a collection of 100 postcards, each featuring a striking cover from American Vogue. From early aspirational illustrations to modern celebrity photography, this title presents a selection of Vogue's dazzling images.
Take an excursion through the last three centuries of trend. This spectacular collection from the Kyoto Costume Institute, one of the world's most extensive clothing collections, features the outerwear, underwear, footwear, and accessories that have defined self across time and geography.
Known for his sexy stilettos with their signature lacquer-red soles, Christian Louboutin is a household name and master craftsman, with a multi-million dollar brand with boutiques around the world and an international celebrity clientele.
Differing from ordinary shoe design books, this is a complete handbook geared towards practical usage by footwear designers. It includes three main sections: Shoe Style Library, Shoe Encyclopaedia, and Shoe Templates for Tracing. The first section features more than 300 styles of shoes, ranging from historical archetypes to the most signature styles in today's footwear industry. The second focuses on essential and practical information on shoe design, from materials and construction to labels and international fairs. The templates section includes both basic templates and templates for 60 styles of common footwear, from flats and boots to high heels.
This book is an essential and practical tool for designing and creating fashion accessories for men and women. Intended for fashion students and professionals, the book includes different pattern techniques for each type of accessory and explains the production processes for each piece.
*A Financial Times Book of the Year 2018**The New York Times Bestseller*`I took to New York life like a star shooting through the heavens...' Bill Cunningham's first love was fashion but the big city came a close second.
For lovers of vintage clothing, British supermodel and vintage fashion muse Kate Moss unveils a personally curated selection of her favorite couture and costume pieces from the Museo de la Moda, the world-class fashion museum in Santiago, Chile.
Reveals the history of the house of Chanel, from the days of Coco Chanel to today. With an overview of Karl Lagerfeld, this title showcases hundreds of clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and more. It is suitable for all fashion professionals and Chanel obsessives.
Based on Linda O'Keefe's bestselling novel, the ever popular Shoes Gallery desk calendar features 365 days of Manolo Blahniks, Jimmy Choos, Louboutins and more. Each loose leaf - one for every day of the year - is displayed in a sturdy yet attractive clear plastic stand making this calendar the perfect gift for any fashionista's desk or studio in 2019!
This is a guidebook for beginners, including the step-by-step introduction of how to draw the stylized body and fabric textures and the basiccoloring knowledge, there's quite abit of text to go through but they're all useful. More than 70 step-by-step tutorials included,every one with practical tips on painting.
A suitcase-friendly insider's companion to the most fashionforward cities for well-dressed and worldly gentlemen.
Trace the evolution of fashion through the 250 looks that defined it.
From the invention of the needle to the dawn of denim, neolithic weavers to catwalk creations, this title intends to cover the trends, from vintage to high street chic and the reinvention of haute couture. It also explains the forces shaping fashion, including Internet technology, celebrity influence, fast fashion, recession and global markets.
"Pattern Magic" is the cult pattern-cutting book from Japan. Taking inspiration from nature, from geometric shapes and from the street, this book harnesses the sheer joy of making and sculpting clothes.
The first monograph of its kind on the Godfather of streetwear, this book pays homage to Hiroshi Fujiwara's influence on contemporary fashion, music, and design
Subtitle in pre-publication: Power, passion, and impact.
An accessible introduction to the 50 most important designers who have moved fashion forward over the past century.
No item of clothing has endured for longer than the dress. Yet the last century alone has seen the most radical changes of style - hemlines swinging from ankle to thigh; outlines alternating between the body-hugging and the bell - and our fascination with `the frock' has not gone away.
A complete catalogue of Ford's design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004.
Best-selling author Megan Hess is back with her ode to classic French fashion.
"I never conformed to any sort of fashion ideal. My idea was always to show reality, even though I started at Savile Row and ended up at Givenchy in Paris; to depict the times I live in." -Alexander McQueen, Harper's Bazaar, September 2008