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London Uprising: Fifty Fashion Designers, One City

A fashion anthology by Phaidon

Some stories are begging to be told. The authors of  London Uprising: Fifty Fashion Designers, One City know this.

London Fashion Week London Fashion Week catwalk tents, set up for the Spring/Summer 2015 in Somerset House’s courtyard. Image credit: Daniel Sims/British Fashion.

Sarah Mower has been following and documenting the rise of London’s most influential designers as chief critic for and Vogue Runway. Her passion for fashion and particular interest in young designers making waves in the industry led her to become British Fashion Council Ambassador for Emerging Talent in 2009. Co-author of London Uprising, Tania Fares, co-founded the BFC Fashion Trust in 2013, helping members from all sectors access studio tours and talks by fashion industry leaders. The trust also supports and mentors talented young designers. In 2014, Fares became a contributing editor for British Vogue.

Phaidon Fashion ExperienceManolo Blahnik. Colour flows from Manolo Blahnik’s pen. Image credit: David Hughes.

If you are passionate about London fashion or looking to dive deeper into the city’s fashion heart, London Uprising will be your bible. The book is a comprehensive anthology treating all things related to London fashion in the past 15 years. Published by Phaidon in March 2017, it aims to capture the diverse and thriving culture of fashion in the big city.

phaidon fashion experiencesAnya Hindmarch. Inspired by motorway traffic signage, the Autumn/Winter 2015 presentation was a spectacle with a ‘construction-worker’ choir. Image credit: Anya Hindmarch.

The book offers exclusive interviews and photographs for each of the fifty most influential contemporary designers identified by the authors. The text provides unique insights and behind-the-scenes access to some of the most influential members of the fash pack of our day, amongst whom are Stella McCartney, Paul Smith, Victoria Beckham and Simone Rocha. This insider’s guide will lead you into the studios, creative spaces, and corporate buildings buzzing with talent and creativity. The book highlights the impact of a diverse cultural landscape on the philosophies and goals of this generation’s leading designers.

Fashion Experience LondonEr dem Moralioglu / Erdem. Erdem Moralioglu in his studio. Image credit: Kevin Davies.

If you want a first-hand experience behind the scenes of London fashion, in the company of a true insider, look no further. Former fashion director of Tatler Magazine Hannah Teare leads you through a variety of exclusive experiences – from fine vintage to high-end boutiques and Royal fashion.

 Fashion Designers LondonAshish Gupta / Ashish. Autumn/Winter 2014’s light-up platform shoes continued into Ashish Gupta’s tenth anniversary Topshop collection. Image credit: Will Sanders/courtesy Ashish.

London Uprising Book

Main Image: Ashish Gupta / Ashish. Photographed by Kevin Davies, 16 March 2016.