- ISBN 9780500289488
- 21.00 x 17.50 cm
- Flexibound PLC (with jacket)
- With more than 800 illustrations
- First published 2011
This is the ultimate guide to who’s who in the world of fashion design
The Fashion Design Directory presents a worldwide panorama of more than 100 of the most influential players in the world of fashion, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day – the people and companies who have shaped contemporary fashion and defined modern style.
‘This extraordinary whirlwind journey from one designer to the next is not only captivating but a stunning catwalk show of your own’ – Making Jewellery
Engaging, informative texts set the scene for each designer – their origins, their ethos and their pathway to success – while striking runway images showcase statement looks and pieces from each designer’s career. Together, they give a compelling overview of their defining collections and labels.
A comprehensive introduction leads you through the most important developments in fashion throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, placing all the most influential names in context.
Page after striking page of brand showcases are ordered alphabetically for ease of reference, each presenting an overview of the evolution of the designer or fashion house, together with an engaging visual timeline that uses exclusive runway images to highlight crucial moments, signature pieces and defining looks throughout the designer’s history.
A stunning fabric swatch directory allows you to view a range of the most arresting, important and memorable prints from forty key designers.
Marnie Fogg is a fashion expert and media consultant whose experience of the fashion industry means that she is uniquely placed to access original material. She is the best-selling author of Boutique: A 60s Cultural Phenomenon, Print in Fashion: Design and Development in Fashion Textiles and Couture Interiors: Living with Fashion.
Jonathan Saunders was named Designer of the Year in 2007 at the Elle Style Awards.