In the latest innovative book news, “The Print Revolution” takes a closer look at the explosion of digital textile design from its pioneers, Basso & Brooke, to the current collections of designers such as Hussein Chalayan and Dolce & Gabbana.
The sudden flurry of color and rapid spread of busy prints is the result of the new ease of computer printing in fabric design.
Forged 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.
“The Print Revolution” | Hundreds of Digital Textile Design Photos
Accompanied by fashion photography, catwalk imagery, and close-up details of prints and patterns, and – crucially – supplemented by the designer’s 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.
Tamasin Doe began her career as deputy fashion editor at “The Evening Standard”. She later became the fashion director of “InStyle” magazine and coauthored Patrick Cox: Wit, Irony, and Footwear.