Thursday, 28 March 2013

A Front Row Seat by Kirstin Sinclair

A Front Row Seat is one of the best books that I’ve reviewed for My Creative Diva magazine recently. It’s filled with beautiful photography that really does give you a front row seat to the world of high fashion, and we even have a copy up for grabs for MCD readers. There are only a few days left to enter though, so head over to and turn to p24 of the current issue to be in with a chance!

Photographer Kirstin Sinclair spent seven years documenting countless collections at the fashion weeks in London, New York, Paris and Milan. The resultant book, A Front Row Seat, features images of shows, exhibitions and after parties, plus the British Fashion Awards and London College of Fashion’s MA shows.

Her own commentary and quotes from other industry insiders put the pictures into context and the chapters are neatly divided into sections: the front row, the editors, the catwalk, the designers, the buyers, backstage, street style and model style.

This is an enchanting and absorbing book that captures many facets of the fashion industry. It paints a bigger picture than we usually see, taking a look at not just the shows themselves but those who attend and the designers responsible for putting them together.

The stunning photos are testament not just to Kristin’s technical ability but also the rapport that she clearly builds with all of her subjects. My favourite pictures include Gwen Stefani on the catwalk at the Autumn Winter 2010 L.A.M.B. womenswear presentation, and Freja Beha Erichsen in the Autumn/Winter 2010 Chanel womenswear show with that giant iceburg! Pure glamour.

A Front Row Seat by Kirstin Sinclair, £29.95
Published by ACC Editions
ISBN 978-1-85149-661-7


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