Take a glance at your coffee table (or nightstand or shelf), and chances are most of the larger books you own are about fashion, art & design, or photography. And they’re usually all focused on one person, place, or thing. That’s cool and all, but GILESSØLVEKATIE, which comes out tomorrow, sees a London trio who’ve known each other for decades — and influenced the industry along the way — come together for an epic collaboration: designer Giles Deacon, stylist and LOVE magazine editor-in-chief Katie Grand, and photographer Sølve Sundsbø.
“We are great friends and work in a very, very intuitive manner,” Deacon tells Refinery29 via email. “When we work it’s not like I am a client saying, ‘We have to have that bag or shoe.’ The whole creative experience is more open from everyone’s perspective.” In addition to works that many fans have already seen or tacked to their walls, GILESSØLVEKATIE features never-published shots with accompanying commentary. And because it was just the three of them, putting the book together was a lot easier than, say, a magazine. “Editorial is much more of a group decision,” says Grand. “There were only so many images we had all worked on together.”
Trust us: After flipping through GILESSØLVEKATIE, you’ll want more. Much more. But for now, click through the slideshow to see some of our favorite selections from the next essential addition to your fashion library.
GILESSØLVEKATIE by Laurence King Publishing is out June 25.
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