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15 Must Read Books for Fashion Designers

Knowledge is a key item to become great at whatever you do. With this in mind, we have collated 15 great books you can get lots of value from to become a “World Class Awesome Fashion Designer”.  Enjoy sipping from these knowledge bases.

“Fashion(Oxford History of Art)” by Christopher Breward. Christopher Breward provides a view of this fancy world describing it’s trends, products and inhabitants. You can purchase this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 
The Fashion Designer Survival Guide by Mary Gehlhar: This book explores the tools important to a fashion designer to boost their fashion line. You can purchase this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dior by Dior: The Autobiography of Christian Dior” by Christian Dior. This Autobiography gives a detailed explanation of his life and journey from his childhood, family,friends and creative processes. You can check out the book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Fashion System” by Roland Barthes. Barthes explores deep into the system of Fashion providing a brief history of seminology and other aspects. You can purchase this book here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Coco Chanel: The Legend and The Life” by Justine Picardie The author dives into the true history the fashion icon ‘Coco Chanel ‘ You can purchase this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 
“The Art of Manipulating Fabric” by Collet Wolf Wolff. From its captivating title, this book explains what can be done with fabrics even in its littlest form. You can purchase this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draping for Apparel Design” by Helen Joseph-Armstrong.This book emphasizes on the importance of Draping foundation garments for building more complex designs.You can purchase this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique by Anna Kiper: A fashion school in a book that teaches sketching, illustrations and Design. you would love this one!! You can get more information about the book here [/three_fourth]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1000 Details in Fashion by Macarena San Martin: This book explores the various ‘fashion details ‘ and how it makes an outfit standout. Remember you must always pay attention to details if you want to become an awesome fashion designer. Do check out our post.  on how to become an awesome designer. You can purchase this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fairchild Dictionary of Fashion by Charlotte Mankey Calasibetta: This Dictionary defines more than 15,000 fashion terms. Come learn something new. You can get this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster by Dana Thomas Dana: explores the fashion industry telling stories through characters with details of their fashion lives. You can purchase this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dressed: A Century of Hollywood Costume Design by Deborah Nadoolman Landis: Deborah showcases a 100 years of Hollywood fashion designers and fashion You can purchase this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vogue Fashion: Over 100 years of Style by Decade and Designer: This informative book explores how fashion projects the individual and social values. You can purchase this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self by Christian Siriano, Rennie Dyball: This book explains the fierceness that comes with style and some tips from some Hollywood big names. You can purchase this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out by Valerie Steele: Valerie Steele brings Toledo’s fashion creations to the world. You can purchase this book here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, that’s all we have for you..Hope you have added these to your library to help boost your journey to become an awesome fashion tastemaker.

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