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Pattern is the follow-up to the successful 2005 book Sample. In this publication, 10 of the most respected curators in fashion, styling, editorial, education and blogging selected 100 of the most creative and internationally emerging designers of modern time. The curator’s criteria for choosing the 100 most creative designers included freshness, innovation, fearlessness and artistic freedom. The young designers come from all over the globe, including the four capitals of fashion – London, Paris, Milan and New York, plus some smaller, yet just as influential cities such as Sydney, Amsterdam and Los Angeles.
All the designers chosen for this book have taken risks; and in an era of retailer’s conservatism toward buying, these designers have pushed the limits of their creativity running along the edge of fashion and costume. Pattern takes you inside the creative process of the designers with photographs, sketches, drawings and computer renderings. From the people who brought you some of Lady Gaga’s most outrageous outfits to the design duo, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, who took over the reins at Valentino with fresh new look (while maintaining Valentino’s core client’s happiness), Pattern is an exquisite book for anyone looking to push artistic boundaries and become influential.
Reviewed by FIDM Library Staff Member Rebecca Markman