100 New American Des...
For any of you that scour street fashion blogs (such as The Sartorialist, one of my favorites), you'll be please to know you join the company of some of the designers featured in this book. If you're curious who the emerging 'movers and shakers' of fashion today are, then this is worth a flip-through. It showcases the best 100 new creatives in fashion design. $40.00, Available at Urban Outfitters.
Holy. I want this book. "The Fantasy Hairstyles in this book are proudly loud and outrageous. They express a desire to surpass the ordinary, to make something better, bigger, more extreme and more shockingly different than everybody else. To me, it's just as serious and creative as, for example, an Haute Couture show by John Galliano, with the exception that these designers constructed their creations in their kitchens, on shoestring budgets." - Johanna Lenander
Not to sound fashion addicted, but I want this book...(very coffee table worthy). "This book is a complete catalogue of Ford's design work for both Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent from 1994 to 2004. It chronicles not only Ford's clothing and accessories designs for both houses, but also explores Ford's grand vision for the complete design of a brand, including architecture, store design, and advertising"
Sample: 100 Fashion ...
We're obviously not here to feature all sorts of fashion books, but they occasionally might qualify for your 'coffee table' book stack update, and since I'm a sucker for cool covers, this one is a must (Phaidon Press, of course). "Ten of the fashion world's most respected figures...have chosen 100 international young designers of clothing and accessories to show off their work."