The Fashion Swatch Book, by Marnie Fogg, is an inspirational book that contains important pieces from more than 100 of the world’s fashion designers. With contemporary and classic designs, the book contents cover from historic houses such as Sophie Hallette, to the edgiest work by Christopher Kane and Giles Deacon.
The Fashion Swatch Book is alphabetically arranged by designer and it contains around 1300 images that illustrate the huge variety of swatches. Marnie Fogg introduces each fashion house and guides the reader through textile design and production. The Fashion Swatch Book features some of the greatest fabric designers of our time: Barbour, Bruce Oldfield, Marimekko, Paul Smith, Basso & Brooke, Mary Katrantzou, Christopher Kane, Sonia Rykiel, Ann Louise Roswald, Tata Naka, Eley Kishimoto, Hussein Chalayan, among others. The behind the scenes entries about some of the most important manufacturers is incredible and at the final section of the book you can find informative step-by-step photographs of the working techniques behind both modern and classic fabric manufacturing.
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‘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 huge collection of swatches reproduced in this book is an amazing tool for the work of fashion lovers. The wide range of samples from historic fashion houses and contemporary designers is an amazing resource for inspiration.
The book features step-by-step factory photoshoots of the processes involved in the production of fashion fabrics and also digital and screen printing, discharge printing, knitwear, hand embroidery, hand weaving, jacquard weaving, lace.
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