I bought a new book today. Mitchell Oakley Smith’s ‘Fashion’ showcases the dynamic and influential fashion designers from Australia and New Zealand. He has profiled 70 of the most exciting creators from both countries – both high and low end fashion from the likes of Zimmermann and Arnsdorf to Romance was Born and Something Else.
I always find these books fascinating and I love reading about designers and how they got to where they are now. Australia and New Zealand are becoming more and more influential in the fashion industry and it’s not hard to see why. In most stores the book retails for around $80.00 — of course, all fashion-related books are expensive. However Amazon.com has always got second-hand options or cheaper new versions so check it out.
Also, check out Oyster mag’s online interview with Smith himself to read more about the book.