I wanted to show a different side
to the designers and artists by photographing them in their workspaces," explains interiors and fashion photographer
The book profiles designers, stylists, curators, models and shoemakers, and was, Selby says, an opportunity to "introduce people that even hardcore fashionistas don't know about; people who work behind the scenes".
For a photographer who usually visits his subjects in their home, how different was it to be in their workspace? "It took a lot of trust - the designers were all working on collections that aren't out for months. Seeing their top-secret work was something I was very much aware of through the process. They trusted I wouldn't reveal
Fashionable Selby by
by Abrams on 18 March, priced at pounds 22.99.
To order a copy for pounds 18.39, with free
go to theguardian.com/bookshop or call
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'Andrew is the master of colour, both in his art and the accessories he designs which are used by
His concepts are so out there'
'Carla has such a sweetness to her. She's a real curator and surrounds herself with a family of artists and photographers she's worked with for a long time. She's shy and discreet, and quite a sensible person. Her workspace is covered in flower sculptures as she can't have real flowers in vases - she couldn't bare to kill anything'
'His process was so different to that of
any other designer I've ever met - Dries is very materials oriented. He is very much a perfectionist in that all his pieces are shipped from the
factory where they are made to the studio
to be checked before they're sent out to
stockists, which is unusual and a huge
expense. He has his own way of doing things'
'Isabel never works with a fit model, she tries everything on herself. So her design process involves her wearing her own pieces and living with them for a bit - if it doesn't work for her, then it doesn't make the collection. It's a real strength because she's one of those designers who often creates a "must have" item that blows everything else out of the water and gets copied to death'
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