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The Fashion Swatch Book

Marnie Fogg

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With fabric designs by more than one hundred of the world’s top fashion designers and brands and over 1,100 images, this is the most comprehensive sourcebook of fashion fabrics ever produced

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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

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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'

'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

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Book Details

Format: Flexibound

Size: 26.4 x 20.6 cm

Extent: 448 pp

Illustrations: 1155

Publication date: 14 April 2014

ISBN: 9780500291337

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.