Books covering all aspects of fashion.
The first thing that usually comes to mind when you think of fashion is the final product. Seldom do people think of what it took to create the garment: the life, inspirations and techniques of a designer. Thankfully, there are plentiful books to shine a light on that journey and we’ve got some recommendations.
- Elementary Sewing Skills* by Carolyn N.K. Denham (Merchant & Mills):
Sewing Skills provides a thorough overview of sewing basics that everyone should know.
- Arthur Elgort’s Models Manual*:
A collection of Elgort’s photographs accompanied with interviews with the models that offer insights into the process of modeling.
- Shoe Design** by Fashionary:
A handbook that offers illustrations on every component of footwear, from men’s dress shoes to women’s heels.
- Technical Drawing for Fashion*: A Complete Guide by Basia Szkutnicka:
an easy and complete guide that offers step-by-step instructions on how to sketch and shape garments.
- The New Garccone* by Navaz Batliwalla:
A guide for today’s modern, independent and stylish women; the book includes profiles of women who embody this look along with tips on how to achieve it.
- Miyake Issey Exhibition:
The Work of Miyake Issey. An exhibit catalogue showcasing Issey’s most famous works.
- Alexander McQueen: The Life and the Legacy by Judith Watt*:
An intimate look into the personal and professional life one of the world’s most visionary designers.
- Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography*:
Lindbergh’s photography was revolutionary as it added a storytelling aspect to fashion photography.
- Rankin Portraits*:
A collection of Rankin’s most recognizable photos, spanning a career of more than two decades.
- Tim Gunn*: The Natty Professor by Ada Calhoun and Tim Gunn:
A book on mentorship and learning from the host of Project Runway.