Yesterday marked the end of London Fashion Week, which inspired sparkling, Beyoncé-approved jumpsuits and intricately embroidered Burberry capes. The new photography book London Uprising: Fifty Fashion Designers, One City goes behind the scenes with 50 London-based designers, offering a rare glimpse of the fashion industry at work.
The collection profiles a variety of labels, from independent designers like Simone Rocha and Erdem Moralioglu to larger brands like Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. Each chapter features one designer with a portrait, interview, and detailed look inside the studio, tracing the design process from sketches to dress forms. Click ahead to see Vivienne Westwood, Manolo Blahnik, Jonathan Anderson, and more London designers at work.
Erdem Moralioglu / Erdem. Erdem Moralioglu in his office (page 397, upper)
Vivienne Westwood. Photographed by Gautier Deblonde, 20 October 2014 (page 549)
Giles Deacon / Giles. Photographed by Kevin Davies, 13 January 2016 (page 141)
Stella McCartney. Photographed by Mary McCartney, 25 February 2016 (page 365)
Simone Rocha. Photographed by Tara Darby, 5 May 2016 (page 453)
Manolo Blahnik. Photographed by David Hughes, 6 July 2016 (page 83)
Christopher Kane. Photographed by Tara Darby, 15 April 2016 (page 279)
Paul Smith. Sir Paul Smith, CBE, ROI. Photographed by Kevin Davies, 1 February 2016 (page 473)
Jonathan Anderson / J.W. Anderson. Photographed by Tara Darby, 7 June 2016 (page 45)
London Uprising: Fifty Fashion Designers, One City, published by Phaidon.