Print In Fashion By Marnie Fogg
When I first came across '' By Marnie Fogg, who is a a media consultant and a lecturer on fashion in the UK, via , I knew I had to have it because it explores cutting-edge print design for fashion. C'mon. Does it get much better than that? Yes. Much.
Print In Fashion not only displays gorgeous images of exclusive archived materials from fashion and textile designers (which I expected), but it's highly informative for anyone seeking a insider's glimpse into the world of textile design (which I didn't expect it to be quite so thorough - 5 stars!).
An essential guide to understanding textile design and how the developments in print, textures, and finishes are influencing fashion, you'll learn the studio process, sources of inspiration, and interviews as well.
This delightful book is split into categories, which I really appreciate for quick reference, like 'Abstract' 'Folklore' 'Vintage' etc. You'll find the works of design greats like Eley Kishimoto, Paul Smith, Orla Kiely (6 pages of Orla!), Ann Louise Roswald and many more - it's jam packed with full-color prints and patterns that you're going to love. I purchased my copy over at for a song ($16), in the book stores it's near impossible to find one and if you do, expect to pay full price ($25).
psst: Marnie's first book, , is another great find (a few images shown below) and you can pick up a copy for under $6 on .
(images: print in fashion from holly becker for cattledogs. boutique images from amazon.com)