100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators

International survey of 100 of the most significant and groundbreaking contemporary fashion/accessory designers


Price: USD$79.95


PATTERN presents 100 outstanding fashion designers selected by 10 of the field's leading professionals, including designers, stylists, editors, educators, bloggers and writers. Truly global in scope, it has collected the world's most exceptional international young designers from fashion's four capitals – London, Paris, Milan and New York – as well as from other less prominent but no less flourishing centres of activity, such as Sydney, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles.

The 100 fashion designers are arranged in alphabetical order, with each featured on their own two double-page spreads. Combining photographs, sketches, drawings and computer renderings, PATTERN explains the processes behind seasonal collections, as well as showcasing final pieces from the realms of menswear, womenswear, shoes, hats and accessories. Concise, descriptive texts by curators explain the designers' work and the characteristics that make their fashion groundbreaking.

PATTERN is a meticulously crafted book that gives exposure to previously unseen archive material including formative sketches and candid, backstage photographs. Presented in a printed Tyvek shoulder bag, it is a collectors' piece made for the truly style-conscious, as well as an indispensable reference tool for anyone with an interest in fashion.

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250 x 338 mm (13 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
432 pp
1000 colour illustrations
9780714849720 | 0714849723


'I love this book. Pattern saves me from having to search a ton of uber-cool websites and blogs to find 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 of America

'Which young designers will be the next global tastemakers? New tome Pattern highlights 100 names currently shaping fashion." --Harper's 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.'

'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."

'This hefty volume, 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

'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


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