The Fashion Swatch Book

The Fashion Swatch Book

  1. Marnie Fogg
  • ISBN 9780500291337
  • 26.40 x 20.60 cm
  • Flexibound
  • 448pp
  • 1155 Illustrations, 965 in colour
  • First published 2014

With fabric designs by more than one hundred of the world’s top fashion designers and brands and over 1,100 images, this is the most comprehensive sourcebook of fashion fabrics ever produced

‘One of the most wide-ranging books on fashion fabrics ever published … a vital insight into the world of fabrics and manufacturing – an informative and inspirational aid for any textile aficionado’ – COVER
‘A thing of true beauty … With over 1,000 stunning illustrations accompanied by biographies and guides to textile design, it’s a must for any fashion devotee with space in her library’– Image Magazine
‘The close-up photos of fabrics are truly marvellous; you feel as if you could touch them’– Women’s Wear Daily

The Fashion Swatch Book spread

The huge collection of swatches reproduced in this book ranges from the creations of historic fashion houses famous for their heritage textiles to examples by contemporary designers working at the cutting edge of technology.

The book features step-by-step factory photoshoots of the processes involved in the production of fashion fabrics – digital and screen printing, discharge printing, knitwear, hand embroidery, hand weaving, jacquard weaving, lace – offering an invaluable insight into the world of fabric manufacturing today.

Includes samples by:
Altuzarra | Ann Louise Roswald | Antik Batik
Barbour | Basso & Brooke | Bruce Oldfield
Carlo Volpi | Christopher Kane | Cluny Lace
Dashing Tweeds | David Koma | Dior
Forster Rohner | Furphy Simpson | Giles
Hand & Lock | Holly Fulton | House of Holland
Hussein Chalayan | John Smedley
Johnstons of Elgin | Jonathan Saunders
Karen Nicol | Liberty | Linton Tweeds
Marimekko | Matthew Williamson
Nuno Corporation | Paul Smith | Peter Jensen
Sonia Rykiel | Sophia Kokosalaki
Sophie Hallette | Stephen Walters and Sons