3 new fashion books to add to your reading list this autumn

Whether you are a fan of biographies or the processes within fashion (from idea to production), the latest drop of fashion books will feed your craving. This autumn sees the release of three fashion books that give the designer’s perspective on fashion and also the consumer perspective of what we buy, why we buy and how we style it. These books are the perfect late autumn holiday read. Check them out below.

1. Tales of Endearment: Modern Vintage Lovers and their Extraordinary Wardrobes by Natalie Joos (November 2017, Powerhouse Books)

At a time when it seems we have lost that emotional connection to clothing and there’s a sense of buying garments for the sake of it, Joos is publishing a book to make us think a little. This book, which has the same name as her popular website, features a series of interviews, alongside stunning photos that explore people’s relationship to fashion. Joss speaks to fashion fans, collectors and fervent vintage lovers about what key pieces they love, and the backstory to everything in their closet. This is partly an ode to sustainability (buying one special piece over a million fast fashion items) and partly an ode to how clothes can improve your mood and your life.

2. Dresses to Dream About by Christian Siriano (Rizzoli New York, November 2017) 

Fashion is a fickle industry, this we know, and so to make it 10 years in the industry is no small feat. To celebrate his tenth year Christian Siriano is debuting a new book called DRESSES TO DREAM​ ​ABOUT​. The book is packed with sketches ,​ ​glimpses​ ​into​ ​his​ ​world​ ​(from his Manhattan studio to the red carpet) and explores the design process along the way. As a designer, Christian Siriano continues to show standout pieces on the runway (season after season) and use his runway to champion real causes, so we can’t wait to read this.

3. Maria Cornejo: Zero (Rizzoli New York, October 10, 2017)

Anyone who owns a piece from fashion designer Maria Cornejo’s back catalog can attest to the fact that the brand is both totally New York in its sensibility but also beautifully feminine. The designer’s minimalist fashion is well known and to the wearer her pieces are all about understated luxury, which you can wear from the boardroom to your favourite holiday spot. This is a no fuss approach to fashion, the wearer has places to go and things to do, and she would like to look both chic and comfortable doing it, that is Maria Cornejo’s niche. And now, after starting her label in 1998, she’s releasing a book that compliments her fashion journey, and features text from BOF’s Tim Blanks. Visual fans should look out for the mix of Polaroids, sketches, runway shots, and photographs that you’ll want to frame.


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