According to Emanuele Del Fabbro, Creative Director of Giorgio Armani, for the past 30 years, LeBook has been “the most organized system of information in our business.” The go-to guide for the creative industry covers all needs related to photography, illustration, production, art direction, public relation, advertising, music and fashion.

So far there have been editions in New York, Paris and London, but come October Berlin will have its own edition. LeBook Berlin will provide a platform as well for Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Eastern Europe and the surrounding regions with sections such as Photography, Illustration, Art Direction & Magazines, Model Agencies, Hair, Make-Up, Styling & Set Design, Photo Production, Post-Production, Rentals, Events & Hotels and Advertising Agencies, Catalogues & Department Stores.

LeBook’s collectable editions have been designed by fashion’s leading names including Karl Lagerfeld, YSL, Azzedine Alaia, Dries van Noten and Paul Smith. The Berlin issue subsequently will be designed by Donald Schneider and Stern Magazine, paying homage to the rich, photographic heritage of Stern magazine and in the process showcasing iconic images from the Stern archive as well as images presenting key moments in Germany’s history.

Plans are also in place to take the Connections tour – Le Books’ annual get-together of portfolio viewing, idea sharing and trendspotting – to the German capital in 2010 to showcase over 1,000 portfolios of the world’s most noted photographers and illustrators, from acclaimed names to fresh faces. Connections Berlin will act as a live platform for the talent and creativity emerging from these regions, attracting international creatives to Berlin from all over the globe.

Distribution of the Berlin edition will begin in autumn 2009 and will also be available for sale at

—Melanie Gropler