Inspirational and informative, this book focuses on the British designers who, since 2000, have made their influence resonate globally: designers such as Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Giles Deacon, Matthew Williamson and Paul Smith. The chapter on each designer defines visually how Britishness informs their work, showing final collections, process work and studio space. Text in the form of questions and answers or running text illustrates each designer's British influence and distinct style.
Hywel Davies is a Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. Previously fashion editor of Sleazenation, he has also written for Arena, Vogue, ELLE, Wallpaper*, Nylon, Dazed & Confused, the Sunday Telegraph, the Observer and SHOWstudio. He is the author of Modern Menswear, British Fashion Designers and Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks, all published by Laurence King.
Foreword by Nick Knight Aitor Throup Alexander McQueen Boudicca Burberry Prorsum Cassette Playa Christopher Kane Danielle Scutt Deryck Walker Eley Kishimoto Emma Cook Gareth Pugh Giles Deacon Hussein Chalayan John Galliano Jonathan Saunders Julien MacDonald Louise Goldin Luella Matthew Williamson Nathan Jenden Noki Paul Smith Philip Treacy Preen Stella McCartney Stephen Jones Vivienne Westwood