The first half of the book reads like an essay on the history of knitwear, and of those designers that the authors feel have contributed the most to the current popularity of knitting. While interesting in parts, I do feel that it is fairly biased and pontificating upon their own importance.
The designs themselves are fairly repetitive; there is a camisole done in cotton, then again in Lurex, and finally also in Lurex, with a skirt attached to make a dress. The skirt itself can also be found as a separate pattern. The skirt is knit in a lace pattern (there are no charts), but you can't see the lace in much detail, as with most patterns in the book, since the photographs are all done in moody lighting with the models is contorted into unnatural poses. If you flip to the back of the book you'll find the garments photographed on a dummy, which is a nice idea, but the photographs are too small to see much detail.
I haven't started knitting any of the patterns yet, but have already found a few mistakes; for example, one pattern uses Rowan Cotton Glace and the gauge given in stockinette stitch is impossibly tight (needles are only given in US sizes throughout the book), so either the yarn is wrong or the gauge is wrong.
I do like that the patterns are mostly in finer gauge yarns, and the couple that I would like to knit appear to use a different construction technique to any I've seen before. There is also a photograph of a rather lovely lace tunic for which there isn't pattern given but, armed with a stitch dictionary, doesn't look too difficult to copy.
If you don't like knitting with finer yarns, don't buy this book; you've probably already got patterns very similar to the couple that do use a heavier weight yarn, and you can get a better, unbiased history of knitwear elsewhere.