10 Books For Every Fashion Geek!
If you are someone who is a perpetual learner of fashion like us, then we’ve found little gems that are must reads. Explore these books as no one can ever get enough knowledge on style and fashion.
So, whether you read for inspiration or tongue-in-cheek humour, we’ve got something for everyone here –
We love this iconic fashion based portal. Also, to have a coffee table book by them would be the best buy ever. Written by its founder – Stephanie Mark, the book showcases the private spaces and style of 43 well-known designers, models, fashion editors among others. And, we have got to admit that their compilation of images are visually sumptuous!
Capture your Style
After having 8 years of blogging experience, social media influencer – Aimee Song has penned down all that you need to know about photographs on Instagram, showcasing your life and curating the ultimate feed. While sharing insider tips and secrets in her book, she has written an insightful one.
Peter Lindbergh: A different Vision on fashion and photography
Known to be one of the world’s most influential contemporary photographers – Peter Lindbergh phenomenal at what he does. His book is simply a glimpse into his career of 40 years wherein he created luscious portraits and fashion photography. Now that’s something, ain’t it?
Fashion Designers A-Z
Valerie Steele (Author) along with Suzy Mendes (contributor) recently published a fresh edition of this book which can easily be called a ‘Fashion Bible.’ Featuring designers like Cristobal Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and loads more, it gives readers an insight into the philosophy and design aesthetic of each game changer.
If you are an ardent fan of Karl Lagerfeld, then this one’s for you. Written by Babeth Djian, it features lavish editorials that were once feature in the magazine -Numero. The beautiful photographs of his muses namely Cara Delevingne and Linda Evangelista wearing Haute Couture garment kept us glued to this one.
Here, cases and explorations in fashion branding have been focused upon. Authored by Joseph H. Hancock, II, the book explores and examines how a retailer, manufacturer, traditional brands as well as designers use story telling as a way to increase consumer interest and interaction. So, if you are interested in brands and would like to know more than what meets the eye, we give Brand Story 2nd Edition a thumbs up.
In the name of Gucci: A Memoir
The book is written by Patricia Gucci and it revolves around her parents wherein she not only honours her father – Aldo Gucci but also her mother. Spanning a few decades, the book depicts the ups and downs of relationships and its effects on the family dynamics and Gucci business.
Manus X Machina
Authored by Andrew Bolton, Manus x Machina traces styles of a dress. From one-of-a-kind works and haute couture created by highly skilled artisans to the introduction of industrial manufacturing and recent technological advancements applied to high fashion, such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and computer-generated weaving and patterns. Interviews with top designers are one of the many highlights in it.
A book by Robin Muir, it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ultimate fashion magazine. Reputed photographers, illustrators along with artists have contributed to it. As a style bible, the book beautifully throws light upon each era and is a tribute to brilliance and creativity.
Grace: the American Vogue years
You have got to get it. Being the most beloved visionaries in fashion, Grace Coddington’s commitment has been remarkable. The fashion icon’s book is a wonderful compilation of her behind-the-scenes with popular actors, models, photographers and artist too.
So, whether you consider these as bedtime, weekend or simply chic reads, we at LAOB highly recommend them and suggest that you should get your hands on them immediately.
Written by Amaira Chhabria & Adhisa Ghosh