Imagine finding an old antique jewellery box full of trinkets, nic-nacs and gems, each one unique and with its own story to tell. This book is exactly like that jewellery box. Enter the world of Fashionable Selby and you will immediately be enchanted by its magic. Todd Selby has interviewed and photographed the homes, studios and work places of a plethora of fashion artisans. Some are world famous, others are unknown, and yet each is a master of their craft who inspires and excites.
Pages burst with colour, photographs, illustrations and handwritten captions. Its a book to become lost in, to pick up and start from anywhere, to treasure. It allows the reader access to a wide range of creative processes across an equally wide range of creative disciplines. Most importantly though, it’s the flair, vibrancy and magpie nature of this tome that makes it an absolutely joyous item to indulge in.
Reviewed by Francesca Bassenger. With thanks to Abrams and Chronicle.