The Fashion Swatch Book


With fabric designs by more than one hundred of the world’s top fashion designers and brands and over 1,100 images, this is the most comprehensive sourcebook of fashion fabrics ever produced

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Marnie Fogg


The huge collection of swatches reproduced in this book ranges from the creations of historic fashion houses famous for their heritage textiles to examples by contemporary designers working at the cutting edge of technology.

The book features step-by-step factory photoshoots of the processes involved in the production of fashion fabrics – digital and screen printing, discharge printing, knitwear, hand embroidery, hand weaving, jacquard weaving, lace – offering an invaluable insight into the world of fabric manufacturing today.

A key resource for students, historians, designers and anybody interested in fashion.

Includes samples by:

Altuzarra | Ann Louise Roswald | Antik Batik

Barbour | Basso & Brooke | Bruce Oldfield

Carlo Volpi | Christopher Kane | Cluny Lace

Dashing Tweeds | David Koma | Dior

Forster Rohner | Furphy Simpson | Giles

Hand & Lock | Holly Fulton | House of Holland

Hussein Chalayan | John Smedley

Johnstons of Elgin | Jonathan Saunders

Karen Nicol | Liberty | Linton Tweeds

Marimekko | Matthew Williamson

Nuno Corporation | Paul Smith | Peter Jensen

Sonia Rykiel | Sophia Kokosalaki

Sophie Hallette | Stephen Walters and Sons

Additional information

Weight 2040 g
Dimensions 21.1 x 26.3 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2014
Number of pages 448
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.1 x 26.3 cm
Weight 2040 g


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Marnie Fogg is a fashion expert whose experience of the fashion industry means that she is uniquely placed to access original material. She has wide experience of interviewing contemporary designers and is the best-selling author of, among other books, Fashion Design Directory and Fashion: The Whole Story, both published by Thames & Hudson.