The Fashion Book gives a fresh look to the world of fashion and to the people who created and inspired it.
Spanning nearly 200 years, the entire industry is represented; from clothing and footwear designers, to photographers, stylists, icons and retailers, including the new category of educational institutions that have been fundamental in the careers of many of the creative individuals.
Marking significant changes in the fashion scene since the first edition, this review includes updates on existing voices and important new names that have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion, from designers such as Nicholas Ghesquière, Gareth Pugh and Phoebe Philo, influential image creators Mert and Marcus and Mario Sorrenti and the contemporary icons Lady Gaga and Tilda Swinton, which represent only some of the many new exciting figures. New faces meet with the pioneers of fashion from the original edition; such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss and Helmut Newton. In maintaining the reference style of the first edition, this new edition reflects a complete vision of the fashion industry today.
Easy to use and full of inspirational images, The Fashion Book is organized as an AZ name guide, listing 576 items among the categories of clothing and accessory designers, photographers, institutions, models and those iconic individuals who have instigated or symbolized a whole fashionable movement. Cutting the usual classifications and organized in alphabetical order, the book creates unpredictable contrasts that make fascinating and unlikely collaborations: the powerful Anna Wintour sits in front of the pioneer of modern fashion, Charles Worth while Terry Richardson rubs shoulders with Herb Ritts and digital printing . Katranzou meets Rei Kawakubo.
Each item is illustrated with a photograph or a drawing of the most important creative talents in the sector, showing an essential aspect of their work. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the history of fashion and includes essential biographical information on the subject. Moreover, The Fashion Book uses a complete system of cross-references and a glossary that explain the numerous collaborations and techniques used in fashion, that unique business that lives halfway between art and commerce.