Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators
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International survey of 100 of the most significant and groundbreaking contemporary fashion/accessory designers
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.
Pattern takes its place is a series of surveys identifying 100 of the most interesting, cutting-edge practitioners of key art forms. Earlier surveys include cream and Fresh Cream, for contemporary art, 10x10 for architecture, BLINK for photography, Spoon for design, Area for graphic design, and for fashion, the 2005 success Sample.
100 designers: Acne, Joseph Altuzarra, J.W. Anderson, Rachel Antonoff, Graeme Armour, Jordan Askill, Band of Outsiders, Umit Benan, Eddie Borgo, Natalia Brilli, Thom Browne, Sarah Burton, Andrea Cammarosano, Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli, Complex Geometries, Creatures of the Wind, Cushnie et Ochs, Damir Doma, Phoebe English, Erdem, Patrick Ervell, Mark Fast, Fleet Ilya, Nicola Formichetti, Holly Fulton, Josh Goot, Patrick Grant, Louise Gray, Hakaan, Michael van der Ham, Qiu Hao, Maarten van der Horst, Guillaume Henry, Iris van Herpen, Rad Hourani, Roksanda Illincic, Juun J, Dominic Jones, Kim Jones, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Adam Kimmel, Nicholas Kirkwood, David Koma, Romain Kremer, Jeremy Laing, Craig Lawrence, Dion Lee, Joseph Li, Yang Li, Phillip Lim, James Long, Pedro Lourenco, Pamela Love, Lena Lumelsky, Mareunrol’s, Marques Almeida, Nasir Mazhar, Meadham Kirchhoff, Emilio de la Morena, Lucas Nascimento, Richard Nicoll, Ohne Titel, Lucas Ossendrijver, Niels Peeraer, Peter Pilotto, Gareth Pugh, Fausto Puglisi, Christopher Raeburn, Gaia Repossi, Risto, Simone Rocha, Romance was Born, Gianvito Rossi, Olivier Rousteing, Flaminia Saccucci, Shaun Samson, Tex Saverio, Marios Schwab, Christopher Shannon, Sibling, Tabitha Simmons, CC Skye, Noel Stewart, Suno, Thomas Tait, Heaven Tanudiredja, Noritaka Tatehana, Ek Thongprasert, Aitor Throup, Erika Trotzig, Anthony Vaccarello, Alexander Wang, Uma Wang, Sharon Wauchob, Jason Wu, Yiqing Yin, Yokoo, Huishan Zhang, Xander Zhou
About the authors:
Imran Amed is a fashion writer and entrepreneur, and founder of the website The Business of Fashion.
Tavi Gevinson is an American fashion blogger who started her blog Style Rookie in 2008 aged 11.
Gert Jonkers & Jop van Bennekom are the creators and editors of men’s magazine Fantastic Man.
Tim Lim is a stylist and fashion editor and currently the Group Fashion Director at Modern Media.
Preen are designers known for their structural sophistication and pared back opulence.
Yasmin Sewell is a fashion retail consultant and most recently the Chief Creative Consultant for Liberty of London.
SHOWstudio is a website founded by Nick Knight that continues to redefine the representation of fashion photography online.
Keegan Singh is a stylist whose work regularly appears in publications including American Vogue and Interview.
Heather Sproat is a senior lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.
A.F. Vandevorst are celebrated for their designs’ elegantly intellectual take on femininity.