For fashionistas who are looking to revamp their home libraries for the season ahead, Fall 2016 offers the perfect opportunity to update your reading list. Even if you’re heading back to the boardroom instead of the classroom, autumn’s fashion titles are perfectly suited for the sartorially conscious bookworm. We’ve curated our roundup of four volumes to pick up this season, whether you’re in the mood to discover the fashion of cinema or explore renowned designers.
The Fashion of Film by Amber Jane Butchart, Mitchell Beazley: Written by fashion historian Amber Jane Butchart, The Fashion of Film hit the shelves on September 6. This book claims to explore the past century of style and the silver screen, with a focus on iconic films. From Audrey Hepburn’s legendary wardrobe to Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld finding inspiration in the 1927 film Metropolis, this tome truly explores it all.
Carolina Herrera by Carolina Herrera, JJ Martin and Suzy Menkes, Rizzoli: With Venezuelan-American designer Carolina Herrera celebrating the 35th anniversary of her eponymous label this year, this book is perfectly timed. Carolina Herrera explores the story of the fashion house, which Herrera launched in 1981 after being encouraged by legendary editor Diana Vreeland. From style icon Jackie Kennedy to modern day trendsetter Michelle Obama, Herrera’s ladylike and sophisticated styles have become favourites among the famous. This illustrated book comes out on October 11, and features interviews and photos of the label’s stunning creations.
The Coveteur: Private Spaces, Personal Style by Stephanie Mark and Jake Rosenberg, Abrams: As co-founders of popular Canadian website The Coveteur, Stephanie Mark, Jake Rosenberg and Erin Kleinberg are known for their passion for fashion. This new volume (which is released on October 18) takes a closer look at celebrity style and interior design. Featured stars include the likes of models Karlie Kloss and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, along with makeup artist Bobbi Brown and footwear designer Christian Louboutin.
Barneys New York by Christopher Bollen, Rizzoli: With a focus on upscale fashion, Barneys New York has become recognized for its iconic presence and culture in the Big Apple. This artsy new 300 page title comes out on October 25, and is said to include photos of signature Barneys ads, window displays and events. Celebrities such as fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker and the late David Bowie are also quoted among the pages, for a star-studded look at the luxury retailer’s history.