Want to get into the world of fashion publication? We listed down five books that might help you prepare your way through the industry
Learning the ropes about the industry you want to be in the future is a necessary initiative. Not only does it give you an advantage, but it also prepares you mentally for the things you will go through once the day arrives. There are various means on how you can ready yourself for the career you have in mind, just like the classic route of reading books. If your career is heading towards the fashion industry, specifically the publication side, you might want to add these five books to your list of must-reads.
The Little Dictionary of Fashion Christian Dior
It’s one of the books in fashion that has become a holy grail for many practitioners. The Little Dictionary of Fashion was written by none other than French fashion design master himself, Christian Dior, which includes timeless fashion tips from A-Z that you might find relevant to this day. The handbag-size book has much advice that tackles fundamentals of fashion seen through the eyes of the French designer.
Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington
Known for her romantic and whimsical editorials, former creative director Grace Coddington walks us through the life she had during her publication era. It’s the perfect mix of her career that she expounds through the people she has worked with and her private life that she disclosed with such sincerity. On top of that, you get to understand her thought process when it comes to producing such editorials that are also shown in the books.
A Visible Man: A Memoir by Edward Enninful
Edward Enninful’s record is the ideal example of purposeful work. Driven by the idea of breaking boundaries, he has shown the power behind editorial by placing unexpected and unfamiliar faces to form stories that are worth sharing. On top of that, he is also titled as the first Black editor-in-chief of British Vogue—talk about changing the notions. It’s an inspiring journey that you should read if you’re stuck in a limbo of what you’ll be doing in the industry.
D.V. by Diana Vreeland
A trailblazer and enigmatic woman that made the image of fashion publications anew, Diana Vreeland is a character that needs to be read about in order to understand how she sees the industry with such eclectic eyes. She helped define high fashion for 50 years by giving it a global persona we’ve all grown familiar with. In the book, we get to see the marvelous lifestyle she lived, as well as the nitty gritty aspect of fashion back then.
Wonderland by Annie Leibovitz
It’s only necessary to back your knowledge in fashion through visuals, and what better way to grasp it than through Annie Leibovitz works? The American portrait photographer established her name in the industry through her captivating portraits of celebrities and notable personalities, placing them in an intimate and raw setting. In the book, we get to see her impressive line of works and how she was able to craft such visuals to perfectly capture the message of the feature.
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