Fashion coffee-table books 2018
Give your feng shui a dose of style with the fashion coffee table books we want to give and receive this Christmas
From vases of dried flowers and hugging crowds of candles, to sleek, minimalist surfaces unobstructed by clutter – coffee tables say a lot about one's character.
The coffee table book, in particular, has transformative power, and ahead of the gifting season we've rounded up our favourite fashion books, new and old, to invest in now.
The brand new one: Balenciaga: Winter 2018
A brand new number from Rizzoli, immortalizing Gvasalia's Fall '18 collection by way of backstage shots and show prep pictures taken by Johnny Dufort and Pierre-Ange Carlotti. And what makes it so covetable? It literally glows, thanks to the use of two rare neon inks.
Buy it here for £65
The one by the Queen of street style: Gio-graphy: Fun in the wild world of fashion
Chances are you've heard of @bat_gio, the Italian influencer and editor that always wins big at fashion week's street style sections. This book offers a glimpse into her glamorous life, as well as style advice, insider tips and tricks on how to dress.
Buy it here for £30
The arty one: Andy Warhol Polaroids 1958 - 1987
Taschen – in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation – has collated hundred's of the artist's instant pictures, from self-portraits to still lives, anonymous nudes to New York high society. Expect fashion icons like Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Grace Jones and more.
Buy it here for £70
The weird and wonderful one: Tim Walker Story Teller
A tribute to the man behind fashion's favourite hallucinatory panoramas and twisted fairytales, this book is a welcome gift ahead of the V&A's 2019 Tim Walker exhibition.
Buy it here for £49.95
The Scandi one: Pernille Teisbaek: Dress Scandinavian
A rulebook for Scandiphiles, filled with beautiful photographs, moodboards and advice on how to mix textures, colours and fabrics to create a cool, minimalist wardrobe any Danish girl would envy.
Buy it here for £20
The retro one: The beautiful fall: Fashion, Genius and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris
An exploration of Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld's work in the late sixties, an era of liberation and hedonism, and dominated by intrigue, infidelities, addiction and parties.
Buy it here for £10
The Icon issue: Designs Gianni Versace
A great insight into the evolution of the Versace in its glory days, featuring sketches and finished works, artworks and interviews.
Buy it here for £90
The timely one: Dior: The New Look Revolution
The first book to focus on Dior's iconic design known as the New Look, which revolutionized the fashion industry. A must-have for followers and students of fashion.
Buy it here for £21.24