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Best Fashion Books The Fashion Swatch Book (1)

Best Fashion Books: The Fashion Swatch Book

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. _______________________________________________________________________ You may also like: FASHION – THE INSPIRING BOOK 100 YEARS OF FASHION BY CALLY BLACKMAN _______________________________________________________________________ ‘One of the most wide-ranging books on fashion fabrics ever published … a vital insight into the…

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10 most coveted places around the world

Gypset Travel By Julia Chaplin Julia Chaplin’s gypsy caravan makes its second stop with the upcoming launch of her latest book, Gypset Travel (Assouline). Following the success of her 2009 Gypset Style, Chaplin takes readers to her 10 most coveted places around the world for you to relax, explore…and be the envy of all your friends. Chaplin is a modern day Talitha Getty,  exploring the magical hidden enclaves that are haunted by gypsy jet-setters, a.k.a. gypsetters – the portmanteau she coined while first covering these chic nomads. Her book meanders through such places as Lamu, Kenya; José Ignacio, Uruguay; and Todos Santos, Mexico. The pages are filled with lush photos of glamorous bohemian hideouts and personal stories and tips from Chaplin and her cohorts.  Not only are the interiors and architecture a perfect example of boho-luxe living, but the outfits worn by Chaplin’s subjects define what she calls “understated glamour and experimental luxury” – a heady mix of ethnic influences, delicate fabrics and clashing prints. Gypset Travel was launched at the Crow’s Nest on Montauk (another one of the book’s featured locations). For even more gypset style, head to Chaplin’s blog to see her travel notes and her hippie couture line of apparel and home wares.

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