Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shopping Guide - Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers

I was on looking for a Mexico City travel guide as I just found out I'll be spending the week there for my birthday :] I've been bugging my mom to take me as she goes every year for business, and this time I finally got my wish! I'm super excited to see the sights and report back on what's haute in Mexico City, so stay tuned for that! 

After finding a few good travel guides, I also stumbled upon this little treasure - Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers, by Laird Borrelli. This book is a collection of original sketches by 50 fashion designers including Phillip Lim, Karl Lagerfeld, and Peter Som. 

Excerpt from 
".... Style maven Laird Borrelli has brought together 250 stunning sketches, designs, and concepts by a galaxy of prominent designers from every international fashion capital. Top names like Christian Lacroix and Karl Lagerfeld join hot up-and-comers such as Roksanda Ilincic and Yoshikazu Yamagata in a magnificent and unprecedented gallery of distinctive signature illustration styles, unique creative thought processes, and work in a huge variety of media. Lively text introduces each designer, and an utterly invaluable reference section in back provides contact details for each designer's label. Fashion illustration has never looked so good."

I can't wait to get my copy! There is nothing more exciting or magical (well, to me anyway) than to see a designers creative process, and to see a piece go from concept to collection. 

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