Menswear is the most creative and dynamic area in fashion today. Changing attitudes, a relaxation of dress codes and larger disposable incomes have all led to men spending more money on looking good than ever before. Modern menswear is defying convention and changing the fashion landscape. Creating this focus is a group of visionaries who have shifted the boundaries of menswear design. Designers who have broken with tradition to visualize radical and directional clothing. They are not concerned with the formalities and traditions of menswear but see their garments as an expression of contemporary thought. With a huge range of imagery, Modern Menswear showcases these fashion leaders, profiling big names and emerging talent from across the world. Designers featured include Marc Jacobs, Yoji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano, providing an insight into their design processes and their contribution to the contemporary fashion aesthetic.
The fashion industry has always celebrated innovative design, and young, talented fashion designers can make a huge impact as they explore new ideas and push boundaries. This book showcases the diverse and unique work of the best 100 new creatives in fashion design from around the world. As well as pinpointing the best new talent worldwide, this visually stunning survey provides a comprehensive showcase of cutting-edge imagery, including original design work, drawings and photography. The ultimate reference guide to the world's movers and shakers in fashion today, this is a book all fashionistas will want to own.
Following the success of Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks, this second volume shines a light on the work of a new line-up of major names in the fashion industry. Photographs, sketches, moodboards, line-ups, toiles, swatches and more all feed the creative processes that forge fashion designs, and here they are brought together to reveal how the final collections are conceived and developed. Juxtaposing the original research material and drawings with the garments shown on the catwalk and in lookbooks provides fresh insight into the working methods of leading international designers and the role of different media in creating their collections. Students and designers will find this a fascinating and invaluable resource as they develop their own work. Rick Owens, Clements Ribeiro and Marios Schwab are just some of the prominent designers featured. Interviews in which they discuss the importance of their research run alongside their respective sketchbooks, providing an inspirational overview of cutting-edge approaches to fashion.
Celebrating the most famous and influential fashion school in the world, Fashion Central Saint Martins is filled with never-before-seen student work by and exclusive interviews with talented graduates who have gone on to become the biggest names in fashion. Discover a treasure trove of early sketches, first student collections and fashion shoots by designers such as Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Stephen Jones, Dior's Kim Jones, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Phoebe Philo, Gareth Pugh, and Burberry's Riccardo Tisci, journalists like Vogue's Hamish Bowles and stylists such as LOVE magazine's Katie Grand. Learn all about their defining memories of the fashion school, favourite characters, inspirational teachers, and words of wisdom on everything a budding fashion designer, or aspiring fashion student, needs to know to forge their own path. Edited by the school's Programme Director of Fashion, Hywel Davies, and Cally Blackman, lecturer in Fashion History and Theory, Fashion Central St Martins follows the school's history from 1931 to today, with an initial chapter dedicated to its early years (1930s to 1960s), followed by chapters dedicated to each subsequent decade. Packed with profiles of key alumni alongside photography of their student work, and peppered with essays by guest-writers, this book will delight all fans and students of fashion.
The first book to embrace the whole of the UK and its creative influence on international fashion, this book is aimed at industry professionals, students and anyone with an interest in fashion. Both inspirational and informative, it will also appeal as a coffee-table book, being visually inspiring and modern. The UK is a creative and cultural melting pot for international designers to develop their creative identity. London Fashion Week is renowned for showing an edgier breed of fashion designer and for celebrating cutting-edge couture that pushes the boundaries of convention. This book focuses on the British designers since 2000 who have made their influence resonate globally: designers such as Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson and Paul Smith. Each chapter is devoted to one designer and defines visually how Britishness informs their work, showing final collections, process work and studio space. Text in the form of questions and answers or running text illustrates each designer's British influence and distinct style.