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Innovation and Fashion – 5 books to get inspired

By Lina Rodriguez

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“The books that help you most are those which make you think the most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.” Pablo Neruda

Reading a book on the iPad next to the pool is still a challenge, this is why we suggest you 5 books that will bring you inspiration, thoughts and great stories (and that can also be read under the sun):

The Beautiful Fall

The Beautiful Fall: fashion, genius and glorius exess in 1970’s Paris

“Fascinating and addictive” as The New York times called it, The Beautiful Fall exposes the Paris of the 70’s, bottles of champagne, opulence, glamor and war of egos, starring with Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld who also divide the Parisian catwalks at the time. With completely opposite lifestyles, visions and full of excesses, two men come and go in their friendship and competition, while creating spectacular stories in the fashion world that remain today.

Innovation X

Innovation X

Since 2008, the design and business met, books as a Fine Line or Change by Design explain how the design process can be adapted to the management of a company and turn in to innovation. Richardson, director of the design firm Frog Design explains how to achieve true innovation in the midst of changing forecast today. “Richardson shows how business is filled with “X-problems”- tough new challenges that present massive innovation opportunities, but also risks.” Combining case studies from Frog with companies like BMW or Apple, Richardson provides examples for creating growth and differentiation in a competitive market.


Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington

The creative director of Vogue offers an intimate and nostalgic portrait of her life and career, documenting the drastic changes that have happened in the fashion industry since she first started.”

It is a different perspective from what we normally see in the fashion world. After the success of the documentary September Issue, Grace Coddington has decided to have her memoirs giving along the reading opinions, stories and personal experiences that create a deep admiration for her as much as for her work.

The Art of Innovation

The Art of Innovation

Tom Kelly CEO of Ideo tells how the company has opened its doors to innovation in every corner. From case studies to the workplace for their employees, Kelly highlights a frequent state of prototyping as one of its key resources to embrace innovation.

Closer, Scott Schuman

Closer by Scott Schuman

Creator of one of the most read fashion blogs in the world: The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman proposes a collection of the most spectacular images in the streets of the world. In the book “Scott Schuman looks deeper and with great breadth at human style, and the way it is expressed across the world. Always reacting to an inspirational moment, the images in his new book continue to reflect Scott’s unique sensibility and vision.”

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