Fashion Visionaries

Linda Watson, David DeVorkin


Featuring 75 of the world’s most legendary designers, this book presents the story of fashion through the fascinating personal lives and innovative collections that have shaped the field over the past century.

Arranged in a broadly chronological order, this compelling book outlines the impact that inventive individuals have had on the development of fashion. Using boxed features to display key dates in the designers’ careers, the text – written by an expert fashion journalist and historian – delves into the visions behind their most creative and inspirational work.

Combining stunning visuals of both exciting and rare designs with insightful text, this is an inspiring guide to the designers whose vision has forged new pathways in fashion design development and forever changed the way we dress today.

Creator Bio

Linda Watson graduated from Northumbria University in 1987 with a double first class honours degree in Fashion Design and Historical Studies. She has worked with three of the fashion visionaries featured in this book – Vivienne Westwood, Celia Birtwell and the late Jean Muir. A former fashion writer for British Vogue and contributor to The Independent, she is the author of Vogue Twentieth Century Fashion and Vogue on Vivienne Westwood. Linda is currently Reader in Fashion at Northumbria University.

Price £24.95
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 4 May 2015
Pages 312
Height 290mm
Width 200mm
Illustrations 350 colour images
Rights Europe (excluding Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland), Middle East, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe
ISBN-13 9781780675787