Here’s one way I like to unplug while still getting my dose of fashion inspiration for work and — really — life. I personally own 5 of the list below and prefer delving deep into these fashion coffee table books over a Netflix binge. They comprise, yes, of fashion, but also ideas for home, art, and perspective, where if one needs to be fine tuned or challenged, these books are the ideal remedy. I also find myself in conversations with people discussing famed collections from the past, so understanding the meaning and inspiration behind each (and more) — all found in these books — help take you from fashion fan to fashion aficionado. Here’s the running list:

  1. Rick Owens
  2. Maison Margin Margiela
  3. Dries Van Noten
  4. Coach – A Story of New York Cool
  5. Alexander McQueen – Savage Beauty
  6. Prada
  7. Louis Vuitton
  8. Tom Ford
  9. Ralph Lauren
  10. Versace
  11. Christian Louboutin
  12. Yves Saint Laurent
  13. Dior
  14. LanvinAnn Demeulemeester
  15. Yamamoto & Yohji
  16. Valentino