It’s fashion month, the season during which a certain crowd travels between fashion shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris. What better way to end things than with a book or two when everyone is back home comfortably? This book from Rich Fashion Books adds a bit of cool to the fall publishing schedule?
Here are 12 new releases that the folks at Styles are excited about. They oscillate between subtle and compelling; experimental and reflective; quick reads and deep dives. Anyone will add style (or should we say style?) to your coffee table or reading list.
Those who perused Vogue’s September issue, which features four original supermodels, will also enjoy this collection of Steven Meisel’s photography. Come for the cheekbones, stay for contemplation of the relationship between artist and muse.
Pulitzer Prize winner Mitchell S. Jackson looks at the oversized suits, chains, sneakers and T-shirts that helped basketball style take off. Sneakerheads might also appreciate Russ Bengtson’s “A History of Basketball in Fifteen Pairs of Sneakers.”
Thom Browne’s first book celebrates the subversive suiting he’s known for, perfect for pairing with a shorts suit and a Hector bag.
Elizabeth Way compiles a review of Ann Lowe, the black designer who designed Jackie Kennedy’s wedding dress and many other gowns for New York high society .
The collection includes more than 400 pairs of shoes—Manolos, Louboutins—that can be enjoyed without giving up an inch of your shoe rack.
Before taking on the role of creative director of men’s wear at Louis Vuitton, Pharrell Williams adorned jewelry for hip-hop stars, including himself. This book is probably the closest you’ll get to trying any of it.
Carolina Herrera designer Wes Gordon and photographer Elizaveta Porodina began creating the series in 2020, which includes images captured via Zoom.
“It’s the color of the sun,” said Yves Saint Laurent, whose obsession with precious metals was the subject of an exhibition in Paris last year and now a book. Those looking for the designer’s more specific prescriptions may also consider “The World According to Yves Saint Laurent,” a book of aphorisms out this fall.
Coinciding with hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, Sowmya Krishnamurthy looks at the hip-hop tastemakers struggling to break into the exclusive luxury industry.
This set of catwalk pictures from the Givenchy show will surely appeal to friends who have just bought Uniqlo’s Clare Waight Keller collection (Ms. Keller is a former designer for Givenchy). It also includes designs by John Galliano, Matthew M. Williams and Alexander McQueen.
In a continuation of his first photography book, designer Rick Owens collaborates with photographer Danielle Levitt to delight in provocation. Get ready for decadent poses and leather, bold silhouettes and spikes.
Vanessa Friedman Contributed reporting.