I was out shopping with Neale (my husband) last Sunday when I found this book at my local Angus & Robertson bookshop (franchise shop - one that wasn't caught up in the closures!) in Morwell. It was only $23-00 and talks about 50 designers, their influences and designers who in turn, have been influenced by them. There are quite a few designers that are featured that I am unfamiliar with, but it's a great reference for further research etc. Would have been great to have when I was studying!
There are not many fashion books to be had locally, but occasionally I strike it lucky.