Following the success of SAMPLE (2005), which was the first Phaidon publication to present a curated survey of contemporary designers, PATTERN captures the global trends of a new era.
A quick look at the list of contributors reassures you that you’re in for a treat. Featuring amongst the 10 curators are fashion insiders Tavi Gevinson, Preen, Tim Lim, Yasmin Sewell, SHOWstudio, A.F. Vandevorst and Heather Sproat, ensuring that the always intelligent and enlightening commentary sits comfortably with the stunning photography. Presented in a Tyvek tote bag decorated with a sophisticated riff on a fabric pattern, PATTERN promises hours of information and is a must-have for anyone who is interested in both established and emerging designers. Each of the 100 designers featured gets four pages showing examples of their work.
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.
PATTERN is a meticulously crafted book that gives exposure to previously unseen archive material including initial sketches and candid backstage photographs. An indispensable reference tool for anyone with an interest in contemporary fashion. The commentary is short and to the point, leaving ample space for the images, yet still manages to give you an insightful and very personalised summary of what drew the curator’s eye to that particular designer’s work and why we should take note.
PATTERN will be published on the 4th February 2013. Pre-order from the online Phaidon bookstore
Published by Phaidon
Words Anna Bang
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