It might sound like a tongue-twister, but German art-book publisher Taschen has a passion for fashion. Alongside beautiful boundings on the subjects of art, food, and film are a number of stunning coffee table books delving deeper into the lives of our favorite fashion photographers and designers.
With any great feat in design, sometimes the way in which you digest it is best left to a beautifully-designed piece in itself. Taschen specializes in making books that shouldn’t be hidden away on bookshelves, but take center-stage in your home.
Below, we’ve found some of the luxe publisher’s best Fashion volumes, encompassing contemporary designers, 2oth century fashion adverts, and photographers such as Mario Testino and Peter Lindbergh. Scroll through our full selection below.
100 Contemporary Fashion Designers
A comprehensive overview of fashion design the world over, this must-have encyclopedia for anyone with a liking for bold couture will act as your go-to reference point. Featuring rising stars and the established pioneers of the fashion world, the two volumes are edited by i-D creator Terry Jones.
365 Day-By-Day Fashion Ads of the 20th Century
One for the design and advertising aficionados out there, this stylish title chronicles an iconic fashion advert for every day of the year. Curated from a century of statement looks and bold trends, each entry captures a different era of the industry. Turn a page a day for the ultimate fashion-friendly calendar.
Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography
Learn more about the iconic German photographer and film director, renowned for his cinematic shots documented in this book. Boasting 400 pictures, many of which have never before been published, this book also comes with personal tributes from Anna Wintour, Cindy Crawford, and other front-row royalty.
Kate Moss by Mario Testino
You’ve seen this book before. Look inside and you’ll see camera legend Mario Testino’s homage to Kate Moss — more than just a collection of fashion photography but a documentation of a two-decade-long partnership, providing intimate insight into the lives of two extraordinarily influential personalities.
Sneaker Freaker: The Ultimate Sneaker Book
Sneakerheads, put on your reading glasses. This 650 page anthology is plastered with fresh photography and pieces from the footwear magazine’s archive, along with content created exclusively for Taschen.
Rick Owens by Terry Jones
This large-format portfolio looks back over i-D‘s archives, offering insight into the respected fixture of the fashion world, Rick Owens. With highlights including Corinne Day and Hans Feurer photography, along with insightful interviews by fashion’s main players, it’s a must-add to your high-end library.
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