Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators

Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators

by Editors of Phaidon
     
 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This hefty volume, a follow-up to Phaidon’s Sample (2005), takes on an impossible task: identifying the 100 most influential new designers of the moment. Half of the curators are from London, with the remaining five coming from New York, Amsterdam, Chicago, Shanghai, and Antwerp. The index reveals the effects of such a lopsided editorial board. The U.K. has the most designers represented, followed by the U.S. What is well represented is a range of looks, influences, and types of fashion (including footwear and jewelry) that have appeared on major runways over the past five years. The concepts of protection, bondage, and vulnerability radiate through collections that include the leather and vinyl of Gareth Pugh in London, the hooded and spliced garments of Nicola Formichetti for Mugler in Paris, or the gothic fairy tale styling of Mareunrol in Riga. But that’s not all: the rise of heels, deconstruction, androgyny, draping, feathers, spikes, and even a little old-fashioned bondage are all here, too. The book, presented in a printed Tyvek shoulder bag, offers something for everyone. 1,000 color illus. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
"This hefty tome, a follow up to Phaidon's Sample (2005) takes on an almost impossible task: identifying the 100 most influential new designers of the moment. . .The book, presented in a printed Tyvek shoulder bag, offers something for everyone." - Publishers Weekly"

Which young designers will be the next global tastematers? New tome Pattern highlights 100 names currently shaping fashion." - Harpers Bazaar"

Of all the hefty fashion tomes that land with a thump in bookstores this time of year, the vanity monographs have nothing on a good survey of designers who matter. . .Pattern is the follow up to the 2005 Sample, a yearbook of fashion's new generation. . .Pattern reflects its moment. The majority of entrants work in the hot fashion capital of London. There are several of Asian descent, like Jason Wu and Alexander Wang of New York and Xander Zhou of Beijing, but only one, Noritaka Tatehana, from Japan. Showing how quickly fashion changes, there were 15 from Japan in Sample." - Eric Wilson, The New York Times"

Kudos for Phaidon's newest book Pattern — 10 curators from around the world describe a groundbreaking generation of the most courageous fashion designers. I especially admire those designers whose creativity is combined with sound business acumen." - Adrienne Vittadini, fashion designer"

I love this book. Pattern saves me from having to search a ton of uber-cool websites and blogs to final all the new, cool, edgy and emerging designers around the world. It's a great resource and edited by credible, interesting curators." - Fern Mallis, former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers America"

Phaidon has done it again. . .fashion lovers will devour this hefty four-hundred page book. This is a gorgeous book. . .exactly what you need on your coffee table." - Beso.com"

Pattern features established designers, well-known emerging labels, and proper newbies. The designers' diverse aesthetics, techniques and outlooks are presented via detailed introductions, backstage, campaign and editorial photographs, and never-before-seen sketches, all of which serve to give readers an in-depth understanding of their work." - Katherine Zarella, Style.com"

Covering one hundred designs from the known to the unknown, 10 fashion forces, including Tavi Gevinson, Yasmin Sewell, and the people behind SHOWstudio curate design talent worth talk about. Plus, the hefty book comes with a matching tote-bag carrying case." - FLARE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714849720
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,317,731
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 15.50(h) x 2.10(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"I love this book. Pattern saves me from having to search a ton of uber-cool websites and blogs to final all the new, cool, edgy and emerging designers around the world. It's a great resource and edited by credible, interesting curators." - Fern Mallis, former Executive Director of the Council of Fashion Designers America

"Which young designers will be the next global tastematers? New tome Pattern highlights 100 names currently shaping fashion." - Harpers Bazaar

"Pattern features established designers, well-known emerging labels, and proper newbies. The designers' diverse aesthetics, techniques and outlooks are presented via detailed introductions, backstage, campaign and editorial photographs, and never-before-seen sketches, all of which serve to give readers an in-depth understanding of their work." - Katherine Zarella, Style.com

"Phaidon has done it again. . .fashion lovers will devour this hefty four-hundred page book. This is a gorgeous book. . .exactly what you need on your coffee table." - Beso.com

"This hefty tome, a follow up to Phaidon's Sample (2005) takes on an almost impossible task: identifying the 100 most influential new designers of the moment. . .The book, presented in a printed Tyvek shoulder bag, offers something for everyone." - Publishers Weekly

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