For its 20th anniversary the French fashion association ANDAM (Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode) is publishing 'Modernes - 20 Years Of Contemporary Fashion'. The book is a comprehensive retrospective of the work of the organization, which has been honoring international fashion talent since 1989, paying special tribute to designers such as Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf and Gareth Pugh, whose work has had a significant impact and continues to influence today's fashion. ANDAM gave the French artist Jean-François Lepage free rein to interpret the visions of the association's prize winners photographically. In his two-part essay, he documents the innovations and influences of the prize-winning designers on the industry over the past 20 years. Together with the compositional work of Art Director Pierre-Francois Leuté and the detailed analysis by fashion historian Florence Müller, Jean-Francois Lepage's photographs create with 'Modernes - 20 Years Of Contemporary Fashion' a unique documentary and visionary perspective on the culture of fashion, accompanied by the most emblematic creations of the award-winning designers.
The book 'Modernes - 20 Years Of Contemporary Fashion' is released by French publishing house Naive and is available in stores from the 04th November 2009.
MODERNES - 20 YEARS OF CONTEMPORARY FASHION
by ANDAM, Florence Müller, Jean-François Lepage and Pierre-François Letué
Hardcover, 256 pages, French and English
ISBN 978-2-35021-195-4 NL 147