Published by Gingko Press
224 pages, Hardcover
8 1/2" x 10 7/8" (216 x 277 mm)
250 color illustrations, English
The sudden flurry of color and rapid spread of busy prints is the result of the new ease of computer printing in fabric design. Pioneered by Brazilian/British design duo Basso & Brooke, the hyper-real digital technique has spread not just among the small experimental studios, but also to household name design houses like Chanel and Armani, and has been featured on popular television shows such as Project Runway. Following a discussion of how the current techniques have revolutionized hundreds of years of screen-printing, The Print Revolution is organized by an A-Z of keynote designers operating at this cutting edge of fashion. Highlights include selections from Lee Alexander McQueen’s last full show, a look at Mary Katrantzou’s innovative and exciting designs, the elegant work of celebrity favorite Prabal Gurung, and Erdem Moralioglu’s feminine and romantic designs. Accompanied by fashion photography, catwalk imagery, and close-up details of prints and patterns, and – crucially – supplemented by the designers’ own notebooks, impressions, quotations and influences, the book is an invaluable reference as well as a visual delight of the inspirations and creations that have given rise to the current explosion of interest in textile design.