Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators

Imran Amed

Following its predecessor, Sample (2005), Pattern captures a snapshot of the latest generation of designers defining clothes rails today. A museum in a book, this text is curated by 10 experts in the fashion industry, including Imran Amed, Tim Lim, Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi.

Collated in alphabetical order, each fashion house is presented with a concise introduction along with detailed illustrations, never-before-seen photographs, sketchings and drawings. Not only does Pattern unearth the visual archives of these designers, it also records their historical journeys.

Covering the favourite designers of the Duchess of Cambridge, Sarah Burton, Lady Gaga and Nicola Formichetti, this extraordinary book examines the innovative styles and pioneering production techniques of modern fashion creatives. The chosen designers respond to a variety of contemporary concerns, including economic instability and the line between clothing and costume. Pattern records the intimate relationship between the imagination of fashion and reality.

Hannah Clugston