There is an almost endless supply of fashion books that are must-reads and the latest to hit the shelves is 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know by Simone Werle, a Munich-based writer who also write last year’s Fashionista.
Think of this as a handbook for any aspiring designer or fashion writer. Although there are plenty of names you will know, including Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs, the book also touches on some of the first big designers such as Paul Poiret, Madeleine Vionnet and Coco Chanel.
For each of the fifty designers, Werle provides a brief summary of their work and a timeline that charts their work in relation to key figures and events in their era. She showcases some of their most memorable creations with images and photographs in full-color spreads.
You can purchase 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know from Amazon for just $13.46. If you’re looking at a career in fashion, consider this textbook-style tomb an investment in your future.