Have you written a book about fashion design, or textiles design? Perhaps your book is about the theory of fashion.
Do you want to publish your book?
Below we’ve featured 17 top fashion design book publishers.
Founded in New York in 1964, Rizzoli first opened as a bookstore on Fifth Avenue, right next to distinguished American institutions such as Saks, Cartier, and Tiffany’s. A decade later, they launched their publishing operations and soon became a leader in the fields of photography, fashion, interior design, art, and architecture. They launched new imprints in the years that followed, adding sports, humor, beauty, literary fiction, non-fiction, and LGBTQ-related content to their areas of interest.
If you are interested in submitting your work to Rizzoli Publications, you can do so via email. Don’t forget to include an outline, a few sample chapters, and some sample designs. Check out their submission guidelines to learn more.
Named after one of the most elegant squares in Paris, Vendome Press is a preeminent publishing house founded by Alexis Gregory in 1980. Every single book they publish is the epitome of impeccable taste, and they specialize in illustrated books on art, fashion, interior design, architecture, and travel. Some of their most recent releases include Chanel and Her World, Haute Couture Ateliers: The Artisans of Fashion, Symphony of Jewels, Dior and His Designers, and Cartier in the 20th Century. Vendome Press is located in New York City.
Quarto Publishing is one of the world’s leading publishers of illustrated books. They have several publishing categories, such as Quarto Cooks (Food and Drink), Quarto Creates (Art and Design), Quarto Homes (DIY, Architecture, and Gardening), Quarto Explores (Travel, Biography, and Pop Culture), Quarto Lives (Parenting, Relationships, and Spirituality), and several others. They also have a wide selection of books on fashion design, including The Art of Fashion Illustration, Fashion: The Essential Visual Guide to the World of Style, Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method, and The Fashion Design Reference and Specification Book.
They currently welcome submissions in the form of book proposals. All submissions must include an overview of the proposed concept, visual materials such as photographs and mock-ups, and the author’s background and qualifications. Prospective authors can check out Quarto Publishing’s submission guidelines for more information.
Founded in 1967, Chronicle Books is an independent publisher headquartered in San Francisco. They publish books on a number of subjects, such as culture, fashion, interior design, pop culture, gardening, cooking, photography, travel, and children’s books. In addition to quality books, they also create other innovative products such as calendars, interactive journals, stationery, kits, and gift items. If you are interested in submitting your work to Chronicle Books, it is recommended that you check out their current catalog to see what kind of books they usually publish.
Chronicle Books currently welcomes submissions in all their areas of interest. They accept submissions via mail or email, but digital submissions are strongly preferred. Interested authors can get familiar with Chronicle’s submission guidelines here.
Located in New York, The Monacelli Press is an independent publisher that has been creating illustrated books for more than 20 years. Since their establishment, they have published more than 500 books in the fields of architecture and urbanism, fashion design and style, interior design, landscape design, and photography. They also have an imprint that specializes in applied arts, particularly drawing, painting, illustration, crafts, and photography technique.
The Monacelli Press is currently open for submissions in the following areas: architecture, landscape design, fashion design, fine and decorative arts, and photography. They only accept submissions by mail. If you are planning on submitting, check out their submission guidelines for more information on what to include in your proposal.
Founded in 1986, Bloomsbury is an independent publishing house with offices in New York, Australia, London, and India. They are also a leading fashion design book publisher, with hundreds of titles in both theoretical and applied fashion—from technical design, patternmaking, and fashion illustration to fashion merchandising, fashion marketing, and fashion history. They are also behind the Bloomsbury Fashion Central digital platform, where you can find Fashion Photography Archive and the Berg Fashion Library.
Bloomsbury currently accepts unsolicited submissions in certain areas of interest, such as academics, education, science, music, and more. You can learn more about their submission guidelines here. If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact Bloomsbury USA.
Based in the heart of New York’s Greenwich Village, Workman Publishing is an independent publisher specializing in non-fiction books for adults and children. They publish books on a wide range of subjects, including food and drink, home and design, health and wellness, reference and how to, the arts, farm and agriculture, history, and more. They are also responsible for publishing many fashion design books, such as The Fashion Designer’s Handbook & Fashion Kit and Sewing School: Fashion Design.
Workman Publishing currently welcomes submissions from prospective authors and artists. If you are interested in submitting your work, you can get started by checking out their submission guidelines for detailed instructions on how to prepare your proposal.
Founded by Suzanne Slesin in 2002, Pointed Leaf Press is a New York publisher specializing in illustrated books on fashion, art, photography, and design. They are most known for their personality-driven monographs on the fashion, architecture, and design industries’ biggest names. Pointed Leaf’s main goal is to create quality books that stand out, both for their outstanding design and innovative content—a goal they have been accomplishing by collaborating with some of the most talented fashion designers, home cooks, interior designers, and architects of our time.
Pointed Leaf Press accepts submissions from both new and established authors. If you have a manuscript or book idea you think Pointed Leaf will be interested in, you can fill out the submission form on their website.
9. Gingko Press
Established in 1985 by Julie von der Ropp and Mo Cohen, Gingko Press is a publishing company that specializes graphic design, fashion, photography, architecture, pop culture, art, and mass media. Originally founded in Germany, Gingko Press moved to California in 1994, which is where they are currently headquartered. Gingko Press has published many books on fashion design, including New Fashion Illustration, Communicating Fashion Brands, Terrific Fashion, and Fabric Revolution.
If you would like the chance to get published by Gingko Press, you can submit a book proposal by mail. All submissions must include a cover letter, some sample spreads, table of contents, and any additional information that will help them understand your concept. Check out their submission guidelines to learn more.
10. Pavilion Books
Pavilion Books is a London-based publishing company specializing in illustrated books and digital content on a variety of subjects, including history and heritage, lifestyle and gardening, art, fashion, and design. They publish an average of 150 books each year. Pavilion Books always welcomes submissions in all areas they publish. However, due to the volume of submissions they receive, they are not always able to respond to every single person who submits.
If you are interested in working with Pavilion Books, you can mail them your book proposal. Your proposal should include an outline, a sample chapter, and a cover letter. For more detailed information on submitting a proposal, check out their submission guidelines here. You can also contact Pavilion Books for any additional questions.
11. Intellect Books
Founded in the UK in 1984, Intellect Books is an independent publisher that creates academic books and resources for scholars, practitioners, and educators in the areas of visual arts, film studies, performing arts, fashion design, music, and cultural studies. They also support emerging and unexplored subject areas, such as fandom studies, gaming and scenography, and more. To get a better look at the kinds of books they usually publish, you can check out their current selection of books and journals.
If you have a manuscript that you’d like to pitch to Intellect Books, you can visit the submissions page on their website. There you will find their Author Questionnaire, which you need to download and fill out. If you have any questions about the submission process, you can reach Intellect Books here.
Founded in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is a leading international publisher of books on the creative arts—particularly in the areas of fashion and beauty, film and animation, photography, architecture, design, writing, and crafts. They have worked with some of the world’s greatest illustrators, designers, photographers, and artists, and they are constantly looking for new talented individuals to collaborate with.
At the moment, Laurence King Publishing welcomes submissions in the areas of fashion and beauty, art and design, photography, film, music and popular culture, and practical art such as painting and drawing. If you have a book proposal you think they’d be interested in, you can submit it to them via email. Before you do, make sure you review their submission guidelines.
Formally established in 1910, The Textile Institute is a Manchester-based association that exists to advance the interests of the textile industry. They organize events, publish books and journals, and provide training and education for individuals who wish to enter the industry. Over the decades, they have published many books on fashion design, textile technology, textile engineering, fashion retailing, and other textile-related subjects. They are now seeking submissions in the following areas: fashion design and technology, fashion marketing, sustainable textile products, textile engineering and more.
Prospective authors can visit The Textile Institute’s submissions page to see the full list of topics they are currently interested in. If you have a manuscript or book idea that falls under any of those topics, you can download their submission form.
Merrell Publishers is an award-winning publisher that specializes in architecture, fashion, art, design, photography, and interior design. Based in London, they collaborate with the world’s greatest artists, authors, museums, galleries, and foundations to create high-quality books. Some of their most recent fashion books include Night Flowers: From Avant-Drag to Extreme Haute Couture, Fashion Futures, The New Boutique: Fashion and Design, and Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion.
They are currently open for submissions. If you are interested in submitting your work for Merrell’s consideration, you can head to the submissions page on their website for instructions on preparing your proposal. You can also contact them should you have any additional questions or concerns.
Founded in 1983, Images Publishing is an international publisher headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. They are most known for their books on architecture and interior design, but they also have an expanding list of books on fashion design, photography, travel, art, automotive design, landscape design, and cooking.
Also headquartered in Australia, Hardie Grant Publishing is a global publisher of high-quality books. They have three main imprints: Hardie Grant Egmont which specializes in children’s books, Hardie Grant Books which primarily publishes adult non-fiction, and Hardie Grant Travel which produces travel guides and maps. Hardie Grant Books offers a wide selection of titles on various subjects, such as architecture and design, fashion and beauty, art and photography, pop culture, and more.
Thames & Hudson Australia is a leading publisher in the areas of fashion, architecture and landscape design, photography, biography and literature, art, business and advertising, gardening, popular culture, and more. Since their establishment in 1970, they have grown into one of the region’s leading publishers of illustrated books, bringing the talents of authors and artists from Australia and New Zealand to a wider audience.
Thames & Hudson Australia is currently open for submissions. Should you wish to submit your work, you may send them a proposal via email. It usually takes them six to eight weeks to respond to submissions.
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