The best fashion and photography books for AW18

Bookmark these stylish new titles to add to your coffee table wish-list.

Kate by Mario Sorrenti

Image courtesy of Phaidon / artwork by Naomi Ray

A lavish tome published by Phaidon reveals 50 intimate, never-before published of a young and undiscovered Kate Moss, featuring candid shots of the fashionista getting ready in the bathroom to baring all on a rooftop. As Moss has said before of her romance with Mario and shooting with him in the early ’90s, “It was just raw. It captured a moment in our lives…Mario and I were young and we were in love.”

Out now, ‘Kate’ by Mario Sorrenti, £79.95 published by Phaidon. Buy the book here.


Richard Bernstein’s Starmaker: Andy Warhol’s Cover Artist

Explore the colour-pop universe of OG star-maker, fashion fixture and Studio 54 regular, Richard Bernstein, who momentalized his subjects into dazzling pop art incarnations. Revisit his larger-than-life cover art for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine to paintbox bright album covers he created in the 60s and 70s.

Out now, £42.50, published by Rizzoli. Buy it here.

Rankin: Unfashionable: 30 Years of Fashion Photography

Drawing on Rankin’s extraordinary thirty-year career on the cutting edge of fashion and pop culture, this is the first retrospective of the photographer’s full career – from his provocative portraiture in the late 80s, through his founding with Jefferson Hack of the fashion bibles of the 1990s and 2000s, Dazed and Confused and AnOther to HUNGER in 2011. Presented in reverse chronology – with a nod to a continuing spirit of contradiction – Unfashionable moves from Rankin’s most iconic portraiture and documentary work graduating through to his nudes, pioneering fashion work, and back to his earliest Polaroids. At every stage, always thriving to push culture forward.

Out November 6th 2018, £50, published by Rizzoli. Find out more here.

Point of View: New York City and The Birth of New Wave

A new collection of unseen photographs and stories of New York City’s 1970s punk heyday, by one of the icons of the city’s golden of New Wave, Blondie’s Chris Stein. Keep an eye out for our exclusive interview with Chris Stein coming to HUNGER TV soon.

Out October 23rd 2018, published by Rizzoli, £40. Find out more here.

Women of Singular Beauty: Chanel Haute Couture

Photographer Cathleen Naundorf gained exclusive access to Chanel s physical archives to handpick gowns and photograph them against theatrical backdrops of her own design. The result: a unique book of ethereal, cinematic photographs that capture the exquisiteness of their haute couture ensembles creations that entail thousands of hours of handwork, crafting, embellishing, finishing. This is a must-have book for any fashion lover and devotees of the haute couture world.

Out September 25th, £90 (hardcover), published by Rizzoli. Find out more here.

Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue (paperback version)

A chronicle of Grace Coddington’s formative years at Vogue, now available as a jacketed paperback. Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue showcases some of the most memorable photographs published in British and American Vogue from 1972 to 2002, stories created by the iconic fashion editor Grace Coddington. Both monograph and memoir, the book shows how Coddington transformed static studio portraiture into modern vivid tableaux and turned location shoots into cinematic narratives.

Out October 1st, from £32, published by Phaidon. Find out more here.


David Casavant Archive 

David Casavant, stylist and founder of the eponymous clothing archive in New York, expands beyond his fashion and celebrity collaborations to produce a book between artists and the private archive along with still lives of favourite pieces. The Archive – which Casavant begun in Tennessee at age 14 and curated over the span of more than a decade – focuses primarily on the work of conceptual menswear designers from the late 90’s into the 2000’s, notably Helmut Lang and Raf Simons.

Out October 25th, £39, published by Damiani. Find out more here.

Chanel: The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns 

The first complete collection of Karl Lagerfeld’s Haute Couture and Ready-to-Wear campaigns for Chanel, featuring over 600 photographs shot by the designer from 1987 to the present day. A coffee-table must have for Chanel lovers.

Out September 27th, £55, published by Thames & Hudson. Find out more here.

Verner Panton

A comprehensive monograph on one of the world’s most influential and recognizable postwar designers. Dubbed the “bad boy of postwar Danish design”, Verner Panton created enduring icons of pop culture. This book is organized thematically with Panton’s unique approach to environments, systems, and vividly illustrated patterns, and features a comprehensive, illustrated chronology of Panton’s works, including many unrealized projects.

Out now, from £45, published by Phaidon. Buy the book here.

Portraits: Black and White by Emily Andersen

Emily Andersen has been making photographic portraits of the international avant-garde since graduating from the Royal College of Art in the early 1980s. Having started out by finding her way into private parties in London and New York, she began convincing artists and musicians to pose for her – from Nan Goldin to Nico. Her new book, Portraits: Black and White, is a monograph devoted to the black-and-white portraits of celebrated bohemians, intellectuals and artists (including Peter Blake, Zaha Hadid, Helen Mirren and Arthur Miller).

Out October 31st 2018, RRP £30, published by Anomie. Find out more here.


TextEmma Firth
ArtworkNaomi Ray