Oscar de la Renta, 1932 – 2014 ‘black lace casting shadow over pink’ Oscar de la Renta, Spring/Summer 1988.  Oscar de la Renta, Spring/Summer 1991.  Oscar de la Renta, Autumn/Winter 1993.  Oscar de la Renta, Autumn/Winter 2001.  Pierre Balmain by Oscar de la Renta, Haute Couture, Autumn/Winter 1996/97.  Pierre Balmain by Oscar de la Renta, […]

Was thrilled to be asked to write a profile piece on the amazing Mr Antony Price for this week’s ShortList Style Special. He is still a major inspiration… Antony at RCA, Vogue, 1968  Antony with Sheilagh Brown at Stirling Cooper, Italian Vogue  Antony with Sheilagh Brown at Stirling Cooper, Italian Vogue  Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music […]

Felt appliqué, 2009 22.5cm x 18cm    

The latest immersive project dreamed up by Nick Knight and Lou Stoppard on SHOWstudio is called Girly. The curated series explores the trend for ‘overt, cartoon femininity’ that is so prevalent on the catwalk and social media. The project includes Girl, a fashion film co-directed by Knight and Rei Nadal (whose work Knight fell for […]

It was a delight to spend last evening In Conversation with legendary Biba creator Barbara Hulanicki beneath the suitable sparkling chandeliers of The Tearoom at the home of the Fashion Museum in Bath. Hulanicki has been a longtime style heroine of mine as you can see from the letter below, which I showed the designer […]

In 1978 while studying fashion at St Martin’s School of Art I designed a collection inspired by aircraft blueprints. The look was meant to be ultra-modernist, monochromatic and bereft of fuss. Silhouettes followed the construction of aircraft fuselage, patterned with a geometric crosscut of linear stitching that traced the detailed specifications featured on the plans. […]

Illustrator Angela Barrett wears Vivienne Westwood c.1990something. Photographed by IRW  

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