Buying fashion designers books and collecting copies should become a hobby of all budding fashion designers. They get to learn a lot from seeing the reviews and styles of the well-known designers and besides it helps them unleash their own creativity as well.
You will not only learn by seeing others work, but over a period of time be able to define your own style statement and be able to focus on which fashion trend you wish to follow in the future.
These books will teach you a lot of about trends and concepts besides showcasing others work. Over a period of time you will be able to start identifying yourself with a particular genre and define your own art and design for whenever the time is right.
However before you spend money on the books, it is important that you have the clarity on the kind of fashion that you wish to design and pursue, so that you buy the books that help you grow professionally. It will be a waste to buy a book that does not deal with your subject but deals with something else entirely. There is simply no point to try and do that.
As students you may not be able to afford to buy the latest top fashion industry magazines, for they are very expensive, neverless worth it. The best alternative would be to keep a watch for second hand sales in bookshops as well as garage sales where you can pick up old copies for very cheap rates.
For those students who are studying fashion designing however, might find it more useful to look for the subject related books that cover the subject in depth and deal with technicalities of designing and all other aspects.
Fashion designers and teachers prescribe certain good books to be used for reference and as texts either on their website or on a television special. You can look for such references and buy those books for yourself at any local store or online retailer.
These reference books are collector's items and when you buy them, make sure you maintain them properly so that they thank a lifetime in good condition.
These books have to last you a lifetime, for you will keep referring to them over a number of years in your profession, especially when you want to remember and clarity certain point that you had read about and need reconfirmation. Think of it as an encyclopedia of knowledge for your fashion.