City Style is a guide to the world’s most fashionable cities, curated by their most stylish residents. From the runways of New York and Paris to the streets of Tokyo and the club scene of London, our expert guides give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the local look and how to get it, complete with required reading (magazines and blogs), street style photos and a comprehensive designer guide with photos. In addition, interviews with designers, stylists and other industry insiders answer the question: What makes each city uniquely stylish?
Get schooled in international fashion. We admit it: one of the best parts about travelling is getting to scope out another city’s style culture. But sometimes, it"s harder than it looks to adopt the fashion sense of a foreign place without seeming like an overeager tourist. In City Style: A Field Guide to Global Fashion Capitals, looking like a (stylish) local is made easy. The guidebook-slash-fashion magazine includes must-see hotspots for cities like New York, Paris, Stockholm, and Sydney. It has tons of pictures, features on up-and-coming stores, and lists of local blogs and magazines. But the book isn"t just about shopping. You can also check out interviews with local tastemakers, read about iconic designers, and even brush up on each city"s fashion history (for instance, did you know that Prada dates back to 1913 in Milan?). It"s the perfect companion for anyone who is travelling to a cool new place and wants to get an insiders look before they go. And even if you"re not planning a trip in the near future, who cares? You can still dress the part. --NYLON magazine BOOK CLUB
What could be more fun for fashionistas than a guide to the eight fashion capitals of the world? Each city section provides an insider"s look at what"s in, with an emphasis on useful information for the visitor. As stated in the guide"s foreword, "Like it or not, fashion is the one art form we encounter every day.... All over the world, our clothing says something about who we are in the local visual language...and those symbols change from city to city"; There are listings of required reading (both magazines and blogs), neighbourhoods, and hot spots; designer directories; and lots of illustrative photos. At the end of the list, preceded by New York, Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo, Stockholm, and Sydney, Los Angeles gets short shrift (owing, in part, to its non-seasonal climate).
Verdict. Although this guide may have limited appeal for most travellers, its comprehensive nature makes it a valuable resource for anyone interested in today’s world of fashion. -- Janet Ross --Library Journal