The fashion industry isn’t only about staying up to date on runway looks or current trends. The history of the fashion industry, stories and memoirs of designers and fashion greats are vital in order to learn everything there is to know about the industry.
The Incomplete: highsnobiety guide to street fashion and culture
This book, written in 2018 by Jian DeLeon tells the story of street fashion and its impact on culture, specifically youth culture and hip hop. The book starts with street wear in the 1990s in the United States and influences from skateboarding culture and the punk scene. This book also talks about street fashion’s impact both globally and locally as well as many recognizable brand names like Supreme, Carhartt, Off-White, Dickies and other brands heavily intertwined with street wear and its culture.
Ganni : Gimme more
This book is about the fashion brand Ganni, a company started by a couple from Copenhagen. Ganni is a new brand that rose in popularity after going viral on social media and its clothes being worn by many ‘it-girls’ in the fashion industry. The book talks about the company’s main messaging and the importance of sustainability. It also talks about the impact of Danish fashion and Copenhagen as a new fashion center.
Glossy : The Inside story of Vogue
What’s more important to the fashion industry than Vogue? This book documents the 129 year history of Vogue as well as its rise to influence and its impact on the fashion industry as the most famous fashion magazine in the world.
Grace : A Memoir
Written by Grace Coddington is a memoir about her life in the fashion industry. It documents the early days of her career as a model before supermodels were even a thing. She then goes on to recount her time as the fashion editor at British Vogue in the 1960s. This book is a personal look into the fashion industry through the lens of the modeling and magazine worlds and how they connect to the field in general.
The little dictionary of fashion : A guide to dress sense for every woman
This book is a staple and written by Chrisian Dior himself, a pioneer in women’s fashion. Even though this book was written more than 50 years ago, it’s a staple in fashion history from a fashion great.
We hope our small selection of fashion books will help you learn more about the fashion industry. Enjoy your discovery !