A coffee table isn’t fully decorated until you put a book on it, and a good-looking one at that. That’s not it, these books we’ve rounded up will take you from Coach’s New York to Louis Vuitton‘s Paris (Milan and Shanghai too), to Gucci in London.

Whether as a gift for that fashionista in your life, or for yourself – here are five recently-published fashion coffee table books that one can proudly display.

1

LOEWE – Past, Present and Future

Edited by fashion and magazine expert, Luis Veneers, LOEWE has launched a self-published visual diary spanning its past, present and future. With hundreds of images covering 170 years, the book aims to trigger many associations between the brand’s current momentum and moments from its history.

Loewe – Past, Present and Future, S$195. 

2

Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye

Louis Vuitton‘s new collection of travel photography books evokes a city, a region, or a country through the eye of a fashion photographer. This limited edition collection kicks off with the following five titles:

Miami by Guy Bourdin
Paris by Jeanloup Sieff
Shanghai by Wing Shya
California by Kourtney Roy
India by Henry Clarke

Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye collection set, S$705. 

3

Coach: A Story of New York Cool

Launched in line with its 75th anniversary celebration, Coach‘s beautifully illustrated volume features new and archival photography, design sketches, editorials, campaigns, and the brand’s inspirational icons. ‘Coach: A Story of New York Cool’ covers the span of its past, evolution, and transformation of an iconic American brand.

Coach: A Story of New York Cool, S$165.

4

Gucci – Blind for Love

Titled ‘Blind for Love’, Gucci‘s new limited edition book features a collection of photographs taken by Nick Waplington of the its Cruise 2017 fashion show in London inside the Cloisters at Westminster Abbey in June this year. Published by Assouline, the book will be limited to 1,000 copies and comes in a slipcase with gilded pages and a painted portrait of Queen Elizabeth I on the front cover.

Gucci – Blind for Love, US$95 (S$135). 

5

Alexander McQueen – Unseen

‘Unseen’ contains fashion’s best kept secrets of one of the world’s most captivating designers, Alexander McQueen – photographed by Robert Fairer, US Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer. It follows  and celebrates McQueen’s career from the 90s’ to his very last collection with unique insights and never seen before footages.

Alexander McQueen – Unseen, £48 (S$86).