Să ridice mâna sus cui îi place să se uite prin albume de moda! E ceva deopotrivă relaxant cât și plin de inspirație. Paginile fine, imaginile spectaculoase și detaliile despre un anumit designer sau o anumită colecție fac ca experiența frunzăririi prin astfel de albume să fie una de răsfăț total. Mi se pare că nu trebuie să fii neapărat un mare împătimit al modei ca să apreciezi un album atât de frumos elaborat. (desigur, dacă ești, te bucuri cu atât mai mult de imagini și detalii) Nu e de mirare ca albumele de moda sunt printre cele mai întâlnite coffee table books.
Am ales câteva dintre albumele noastre preferate și le lăsăm aici, poate vă inspiră.
TOP 10 albume de moda
1.Chanel, Danielle Bott
Chanel’s combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from 1920 onwards. Dazzling clothes, intricate accessories, beautiful models and timeless design leave no doubt as to the lasting fame of the brand and embody everything that has come to symbolize the magic of Chanel.
2. Yves Saint Laurent Style, The Foundation Pierre Berge – Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent’s signature design style is marked by its intertwining of references from the art world with those of popular culture and social revolution. Since its establishment in the 1960s by Saint Laurent himself and his partner, Pierre Berge, the Yves Saint Laurent haute couture house has redefined femininity, creating arguably the most famous – and sexiest – suit for women, ‘Le Smoking’ suit, as well as the innovative, landmark collections Pop Art, Ballet Russes and Picasso.This retrospective book is a one-of-a-kind complete survey of the forty-year history of the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house. Over 160 of the best designs and accessories, all taken from the Foundation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent collection, appear along with drawings and photographs.
3. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Andrew Bolton
Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. It features his most iconic and radical designs, revealing how McQueen adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture, and technological innovation to achieve his distinctive aesthetic.
4. The Coveteur, Stephanie Mark
Founded in 2001, TheCoveteur.com is one of the most popular fashion websites on the Internet. It is swooned over for its portraiture, profiles and beautiful photographic excavations of the closets and homes of the stylish and celebrated jet set. The book features 50 notables, including Karlie Kloss, Jessica Alba, Tavi Gevinson, Nate Berkus, Rosie Huntington Whitely, Tommy Hilfiger, Bobbi Brown, Hamish Bowles and Carolyn Murphy. Showcasing celebrities’ favourite clothes, accessories and objects in their private, rarely seen spaces, the book is an intoxicating combination of fashion eye candy, interior design, and celebrity voyeurism. With its intimate documentation, The Coveteur examines the creative process and inspiration of 50 of the designers, models, fashion editors and other tastemakers who are defining the fashion zeitgeist of our times.
5. Valentino, Pamela Golbin
The name Valentino has been synonymous with high fashion for almost fifty years. Based in Rome, Valentino is only one of two couture houses recognized by the French government outside of Paris. His exquisite designs are coveted and worn by young Hollywood and high society the world over. On the occasion of his last couture collection, presented in Paris in the spring of 2008, this landmark book celebrates forty-five years of Valentino’s remarkable career. Published in association with a prestigious exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs’s famed costume department in Paris, this volume focuses on Valentino’s haute couture creations, highlighting the most important and iconic creations of his half-century in fashion through recurring themes in Valentino’s work–variations on the ideas of volume, line, and texture as well as motifs such as geometry, pleats, and flowers–through new photography, sketches, fabric samples, and commentary on the dresses by Valentino himself.
6. The Dress, Megan Hess
From Ms Hepburn’s elegant black shift to Lady Gaga’s meat gown, The Dress relives the marvellous and unforgettable dresses of fashion: think Liz Hurley’s safety-pin ensemble, Princess Di’s never- ending wedding dress, or that unforgettable white halter sported by Marilyn in The Seven Year Itch. Megan Hess’ fabulous illustrations celebrate a collection of frocks that take readers on a decadent romp through fashion history, from the haute to the hot.
7. Kate Spade New York: Things We Love, Kate Spade New York
Within the four walls of Kate Spade New York, personal style is applauded and cultural curiosity is encouraged. Long before the days of pinboards and social sharing, the brand’s in-house creative team began amassing a collection of things we love: a crayon ring, a cocktail doodle, a particularly dreamy photograph. People began visiting and chiming in with suggestions. Now, the things we love have come to life in celebration of the brand’s 20th anniversary. Each of the book’s 20 chapters is filled with things we love, from the colour red, a well-placed bow to a sense of humour and handwritten notes.
8. Vogue Covers: On Fashion’s Front Page, Robin Muir, Robin Derrick
Inventive, glamorous, gorgeous – since the beginning VOGUE has set the platinum standard for fashion magazines the world over and has become an icon in its own right. VOGUE’s covers sum up the superlative visual ideals of the whole magazine. For the first time, this book brings together in one volume nearly a century of covers both illustrated and photographic. Over two hundred stunning images have been selected from an archive of more than fifteen hundred.What sets VOGUE’s covers apart is that each is so bold, so beautiful and so emphatically different. They mark the course of history, chart changing fashions and ideas of beauty and hold up a mirror to the cultural and social revolutions of the twentieth century.
9. House of Viktor&Rolf, Caroline Evans , Susannah Frankel
Famed for their high-concept catwalk shows and extravagant collections, the radical Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf have taken the fashion world by storm over the last 15 years. This sumptuously produced book is the most comprehensive exploration of Viktor & Rolf’s work to date. Particular attention is given to signature looks from such collections as ‘Atomic Bomb’ and ‘Russian Doll’, which showcase the duo’s unique blend of cool irony and surreal beauty. Featuring style shots by some of the world’s most celebrated photographers, catwalk images, behind-the-scenes snapshots and portraits, The House of Viktor & Rolf is a stunning tribute to two of the most original designers in haute couture.
10. 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know, Simone Werle
The latest volume in Prestel’s most successful series profiles the world’s top 50 designers, including Armani, Balenciaga, Dior, Galliano, Givenchy, Lacroix, McCartney, McQueen, Quant, Versace and Westwood. Their careers and creations are explored through colourful, double-page spreads, with a timeline to highlight significant events in the designer’s life and to outline their accomplishments and influence. Brilliant full-colour reproductions of the designer’s works bring their creations to life and illustrate their remarkable contributions to the world of fashion. An essential reference for any fashion lover, student or budding designer.
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