As much as we love clothes, shoes and all things shiny, fashion is not just about the material things. Sometimes fashion can also tell a story and one of the best ways is through the art of literature and books. And when fashion and literature come together they can truly tell the most perfect story. Here we give you some of the best fashion books from past and present.
IT – Alexa Chung
Yes Britain’s IT girl has finally released her own book. A mixture of illustrations, personal photos and advice, Alexa Chung shares her witty wisdom in this cute book. IT is not only a great, fun take on fashion and life, but it’s also an enjoyable read. If you love Chung, you’ll love her book.
Alexander McQueen: The Genius of a Generation – Kristen Knox
This breathtaking book pays tribute to iconic, imaginative and inspirational fashion designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010). Celebrating all his incredible and dramatic creations, his amazing career and his work, this book looks at his amazing achievements. This book is a must-have for fashion lovers everywhere and art enthusiasts too.
Influence – Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Arguably the most stylish twins in the world, the Olsens share their love of fashion in this inviting book. Showing us all their fashion and style inspiration, Influences depicts their growth in the fashion world from teen idols to couture heavy-weights and fashion favourites.
Sex and the City – Candace Bushnell
You cannot have a list about the best fashion books without including Sex and the City. It was the start of a beautiful series and launched the phenomenon we all know and love today. Even though it was the TV show that really brought the fashion elements to life, it’s good to know where it began and that it was a good beginning too.
Nylon Street View – Nylon Magazine
Nylon is the cool indie magazine that’s making waves across the pond and and causing ripples in the book industry with its picture book. Dedicating its entirety to street style, Nylon’s book proves that you don’t need to go far to look for fashion.
The World According to Karl – Patrick Mauriès
If you know fashion, you know the name Karl Lagerfeld. He’s the creative man who took Chanel into the new century, and plans to take it further into the future. Some say visionary, others say genius. However, were you always wondering what the great Karl was thinking or what he would say next? Well, with this book of perfect quotes, you now have his words of fashion wisdom in the palm of your hands.
The Little Dictionary of Fashion – Christian Dior
This book gives you all the exact fashion advice you need. Revealing all style secrets, this book covers everything from what to wear to a wedding and how to tie a scarf to how to walk with grace. And what better way to learn everything you need to know about fashion than from Dior?
There are so many amazing fashion books out, which is probably why it was so hard to compile this list, but these seven are a good start. So what’s your favourite fashion book? There are so many to choose from.