Top 7 summer books 2017
It’s that time again when you can’t wait to get ready your luggage for the summer vacation. Temperatures get high, cocktails get cold and outfits get mini. But during torrid hours of the day, when you have to hide from the sun under an umbrella, and because at Backstyle YOU come first, we’ve prepared a fun guide with top 7 summer books for 2017.
Of course, if you didn't suspect already, these are all books related to the mighty fashion industry. You get some beautiful browsing albums to stirr your creativity and also some written works of art about designers who have made history.
The Price of Illusion: A Memoir by Joan Juliet Buck is a great biography about a former editor-in-chief of French Vogue from 1994 to 2001. Although she's American, she made a big impact in France.
Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes isn't just another book about the talented accessories designer. This project gives a whole idea about the shoemaker's universe in a catalogue-inspired way.
Rei Kawakubo/ Comme des Garçons: The Art of In Between tells the story about one of the most fascinating artists still working feverishly in the fashion industry today.
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is another example if you want to polish up your knowledge about designers and big luxury brands of today. This is the third publication of one of the best documented books about a designer on the market.
If you're the type of fashionista interested in retro fashion, this book is for you, as 60s will also come back in style. Paris Refashioned 1957 - 1968 is a great summer read by the pool with oversized glasses on!
To continue on the historical path, if you want some inspiration from past decades, Fashion Forward: 300 Years in Fashion is definitely a must read. You’ll travel through time by being lazy on the beach.
Last, but definitely not least, comes a book dedicated especially to men. Suave in Every Situation: A Rakish Style Guide for Men isn't just for gentleman, but it is about them. Everybody can read it to help their masculine halves to evolve their style.