The huge collection of swatches reproduced in this book ranges from the creations of historic fashion houses famous for their heritage textiles to examples by contemporary designers working at the cutting edge of technology.
The book features step-by-step factory photoshoots of the processes involved in the production of fashion fabrics – digital and screen printing, discharge printing, knitwear, hand embroidery, hand weaving, jacquard weaving, lace – offering an invaluable insight into the world of fabric manufacturing today.
A key resource for students, historians, designers and anybody interested in fashion.
Includes samples by:
Altuzarra | Ann Louise Roswald | Antik Batik
Barbour | Basso & Brooke | Bruce Oldfield
Carlo Volpi | Christopher Kane | Cluny Lace
Dashing Tweeds | David Koma | Dior
Forster Rohner | Furphy Simpson | Giles
Hand & Lock | Holly Fulton | House of Holland
Hussein Chalayan | John Smedley
Johnstons of Elgin | Jonathan Saunders
Karen Nicol | Liberty | Linton Tweeds
Marimekko | Matthew Williamson
Nuno Corporation | Paul Smith | Peter Jensen
Sonia Rykiel | Sophia Kokosalaki
Sophie Hallette | Stephen Walters and Sons
'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'
'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'
'The close-up photos of fabrics are truly marvellous; you feel as if you could touch them'
Women’s Wear Daily