8 Fashion and Design Books Your Coffee Table Needs

If your living room is the heart of the home, then theВ coffee tableВ is the heart of your living room. It's the statement shoe of any space, so it pays to style it with care. If yours is looking a tad bare or simply needs a refresher, there's only oneВ mantra you should keep in mind: accessorize, accessorize, accessorize. And begin with a stylish coffee table book. We rounded up our favorite fashion-centric books to get you started.В

Check out our selectionВ of the best new and old books every fashion and design enthusiast will love.


Aimee Song Capture Your Style $25Shop

We've been a major fan of fashion blogger Aimee Song's style since she started her style site, and now it's all available in one beautifully bound coffee table book. Song offers advice on how to promote your personal brand in the digital space with insiderВ tipsВ on how to use social media as aВ tool toВ build your business. If you're looking for stylish dГ©cor that teaches you howВ to curate your Instagram feed, you've met your match.В

Fashionable Art

Federico Poletti & Georgia Cantarini The Fashion Set $65Shop

WhetherВ your living room has a multitude ofВ metallic accents or it's full of warmer neutrals, this bright book cover will make a fashion-forward statement. We love the tinfoil effect on the cover, but what's inside is even better: A backstage glimpse into the best catwalks of recent years. This coffee table book is really about the art of the fashion show, which marries design, informative reading, and art (the ideal mГ©nage Г trois).В

The Best of Vogue

Grace Coddington Grace: The American Years $170Shop

Grace Coddington earned her reputation as theВ creative geniusВ behind many of Vogue's gorgeous visuals. She curated this book with her favorite fashion spreads and includes the work of many talented photographers. If the cover art'sВ abstract portrait is any indication of the fun illustrations and photographs to come, then you won't be disappointed. No fashion lover's home should be without it.

Color theory

Marc Ascoli, Jerry Stafford, & Richard Burbridge Dior: The Art of Colour $115Shop

First of all, this book kills it in terms of cover design. Not only does this coffee table book serve up some serious eye candy, but it's also sure to spark some interesting conversations. Aside from Dior fashion, it also covers historic makeup trends and runway design.В

A Fashion Encyclopedia

Cally Backman 100 Years of Fashion $45Shop

If you want to brush up on your knowledgeВ of the historical ebbs and flows of fashion design, this is the book for you. It featuresВ celebrity style along with a look at how fashion has changedВ throughout the ages.В Once you're through with it, you'll be the resident fashion expert with encyclopedic knowledge of style history to impress any stylish guest.

Global High Fashion

Kazuko Koike Issey Miyake $70Shop

If you're curious about non-Western influences on fashion, this Issey MiyakeВ coffee table book has you covered. It's a must-have for those interested in learning more about the Japanese designer and hisВ impact on global trends, both in the fashion industry and beyond.

Avant-Garde Cover Art

Carol Squiers, Vince Aletti, Philippe Garner, & Willis Hartshorn Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 $95Shop

Here's another coffee tableВ book that coversВ design evolution. Not only is it packed withВ informative value, but the chicВ design offers a great wayВ to spice up a blandВ coffee table. The cover is a bit more avant-garde than the aforementionedВ 100 Years of Fashion,В so if you want an edgier version, this one is sure to get the job done.

Technology meets fashion

Andrew Bolton Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology $45Shop

As the title suggests, this book offers an analysis of the cultural implications of technology on the clothing manufacturing industry. It's a fresh read with a lot more than just pretty pictures to behold. The cover is both tasteful and elegant, so it'll elevate just about any table aesthetic.В

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