Fashion designers: they’re a mysterious bunch that rarely often more than a peek inside their world. Accordingly, when we spotted this new book—Fashion Designers’ Sketchbooks by Hywel Davies—we were intrigued. Why, you ask? Well, for aspiring designers and fashion fans alike, a fleeting glimpse inside the sketchbook of, say, Vivienne Westwood or John Galliano will conjure up all sorts of inspiration and ideas. And that is exactly why we love this book!
Davies has put together a bright, dreamy 200-page chronicle of sketchbook pages from the likes of John Galliano, Yohji Yamamoto, Vivienne Westwood, Dries Van Noten, Antonio Marras for Kenzo, Peter Jensen and Richard Nicoll, to name just a few. You’ll find sketches, paintings, mood boards, line-ups, toiles, fabric swatches, textures, photographs and more, plus interviews with the designers themselves. The best part? Sketchbook pages are put side by side with runway images and lookbooks, so you can really delve into the mind of each designer and learn about the process from concept to creation.
Fashion Designers’ Sketchbooks ($26.40) is available now at Amazon.com and other leading book stores.