• Hardback
  • 334 illustrations
  • 208 pages
  • 300 x 216 mm
  • ISBN 9781856696838
  • Published September 2010

Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks explores many major names working in the fashion industry today. Photographs, sketches, mood boards, line-ups, toiles, fabric swatches and more all contribute to the creation of ideas for fashion designs, and here they are brought together for the first time to show how the final work is conceived and developed.

Juxtaposing the garments on the catwalk and in lookbooks with the original research material and with finished illustrations allows for a new perspective on the working methods of leading international designers and on the role of different media in the creation of their work, making the book a fascinating resource for both students and designers.

Numerous leading designers, including John Galliano, Dries Van Noten, Antonio Marras for Kenzo, Yohji Yamamoto and Vivienne Westwood, are interviewed alongside their sketchbooks, discussing the roles they play in evolution of their work, and how they inform and encourage their creative processes. The result is in an inspirational overview of cutting-edge design today.

About the Author

Hywel Davies has lectured at Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art. Previously fashion editor at Sleazenation, he has also written for Arena, Jack, Vogue, ELLE, Wallpaper*, The Sunday Telegraph, Nylon, Dazed & Confused, Loaded Fashion and Time Out. He is also a consultant for numerous brands, including Levi's, Braun, and Orange.

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