PATTERN presents 100 outstanding fashion designers selected by 10 of the field’s leading professionals, including designers, stylists, editors, educators, bloggers and writers. Truly global in scope, it has collected the world’s most exceptional international young designers from fashion’s four capitals – London, Paris, Milan and New York – as well as from other less prominent but no less flourishing centres of activity, such as Sydney, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles.
The 100 fashion designers are arranged in alphabetical order, with each featured on their own two double-page spreads. Combining photographs, sketches, drawings and computer renderings, PATTERN explains the processes behind seasonal collections, as well as showcasing final pieces from the realms of menswear, womenswear, shoes, hats and accessories. Concise, descriptive texts by curators explain the designers’ work and the characteristics that make their fashion groundbreaking.
PATTERN is a meticulously crafted book that gives exposure to previously unseen archive material including formative sketches and candid, backstage photographs. Presented in a printed Tyvek shoulder bag, it is a collectors’ piece made for the truly style-conscious, as well as an indispensable reference tool for anyone with an interest in fashion.
PATTERN takes its place is a series of surveys identifying 100 of the most interesting, cutting-edge practitioners of key art forms. Earlier surveys include cream and Fresh Cream, for contemporary art, 10×10 for architecture, BLINK for photography, Spoon for design, Area for graphic design, and for fashion, the 2005 success Sample. 100 designers: Acne, Joseph Altuzarra, J.W. Anderson, Rachel Antonoff, Graeme Armour, Jordan Askill, Band of Outsiders, Umit Benan, Eddie Borgo, Natalia Brilli, Thom Browne, Sarah Burton, Andrea Cammarosano, Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli, Complex Geometries, Creatures of the Wind, Cushnie et Ochs, Damir Doma, Phoebe English, Erdem, Patrick Ervell, Mark Fast, Fleet Ilya, Nicola Formichetti, Holly Fulton, Josh Goot, Patrick Grant, Louise Gray, Hakaan, Michael van der Ham, Qiu Hao, Maarten van der Horst, Guillaume Henry, Iris van Herpen, Rad Hourani, Roksanda Illincic, Juun J, Dominic Jones, Kim Jones, Christopher Kane, Mary Katrantzou, Adam Kimmel, Nicholas Kirkwood, David Koma, Romain Kremer, Jeremy Laing, Craig Lawrence, Dion Lee, Joseph Li, Yang Li, Phillip Lim, James Long, Pedro Lourenco, Pamela Love, Lena Lumelsky, Mareunrol’s, Marques Almeida, Nasir Mazhar, Meadham Kirchhoff, Emilio de la Morena, Lucas Nascimento, Richard Nicoll, Ohne Titel, Lucas Ossendrijver, Niels Peeraer, Peter Pilotto, Gareth Pugh, Fausto Puglisi, Christopher Raeburn, Gaia Repossi, Risto, Simone Rocha, Romance was Born, Gianvito Rossi, Olivier Rousteing, Flaminia Saccucci, Shaun Samson, Tex Saverio, Marios Schwab, Christopher Shannon, Sibling, Tabitha Simmons, CC Skye, Noel Stewart, Suno, Thomas Tait, Heaven Tanudiredja, Noritaka Tatehana, Ek Thongprasert, Aitor Throup, Erika Trotzig, Anthony Vaccarello, Alexander Wang, Uma Wang, Sharon Wauchob, Jason Wu, Yiqing Yin, Yokoo, Huishan Zhang, Xander Zhou.
‘A quick look at the list of contributors reassures you that you’re in for a treat…. the always intelligent and enlightening commentary sits comfortably with the stunning photography. …promises hours of information and is a must-have for anyone who is interested in both established and emerging designers. … a meticulously crafted book … An indispensable reference tool for anyone with an interest in contemporary fashion. The commentary is short and to the point, leaving ample space for the images, yet still manages to give you an insightful and very personalised summary of what drew the curator’s eye to that particular designer’s work and why we should take note.’ Anna Bang, Volt Café com, 23 January 2013