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The Fashion Design Directory

An A - Z of the World’s Most Influential Designers and Labels

Marnie Fogg

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The ultimate guide to who’s who in the world of fashion design


The Fashion Design Directory is the ultimate guide to who's who in the world of fashion design. A comprehensive introduction leads you through the most important developments in fashion throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, placing all the most influential names in context.

You are then treated to page after striking page of brand showcases. Ordered alphabetically for ease of reference, each of these sumptuous features presents an overview of the evolution of the designer or fashion house, together with an engaging visual timeline that uses exclusive runway images to highlight crucial moments, signature pieces and defining looks throughout the designer’s history.

Finally, a stunning fabric swatch directory allows you to view a range of the most arresting, important and memorable prints from forty key designers.

With its expert and perceptive overview of 'anyone who's anyone' in the realms of fashion, The Fashion Design Directory will satisfy even the most discerning of fashionistas. Dipping into its stylish pages will transport you into a world of beauty, creativity, sophistication, eccentricity and captivating catwalk glamour.

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'This extraordinary whirlwind journey from one designer to the next is not only captivating but a stunning catwalk show of your own'
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Format: Flexibound PLC (with jacket)

Size: 21.0 x 17.5 cm

Extent: 352 pp

Publication date: 12 September 2011

ISBN: 9780500289488

Contents List

Introduction • Profiles of 150 fashion brands, including Alexander McQueen, Anya Hindmarch, Burberry, Dior, Donna Karan, Etro, Gucci, Halston, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu, Nike, Prada, Sonia Rykiel, Vanessa Bruno, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent and more.

About the Author

Marnie Fogg is a fashion expert whose experience of the fashion industry means that she is uniquely placed to access original material. She has wide experience of interviewing contemporary designers and is the best-selling author of, among other books, Fashion Design Directory and Fashion: The Whole Story, both published by Thames & Hudson.

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