“I am glad we studded it with VOTE and CND symbol, using our vote to bring peace is still the only way we will ever achieve it.” Katharine Hamnett remembers her customised Levi’s denim jacket that featured in the BLITZ Designer Denim Jacket Collection, 1986. To accompany her design Hamnett offered these words in reference to […]

An initial cover try from one of earlier books features the finale line-up from Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2003 fashion show. The photograph, which is one of my favourite fashion show images (taken from my front row seat using an Olympus Mju compact camera), eventually appeared on the back cover. Savage Beauty, V&A, Cromwell Road, SW7 […]

I wish I could attend the funeral of dear Steve Strange today but I have to be in London nurturing a new generation of bright young things at Central Saint Martins. I will endeavour to ensure that Steve’s legacy lives on: “I’d like to feel that we’re doing something new all the time.” Here is […]

Nova, February 1972. Photo: Hans Feurer If asked to compile a list of my favourite fashion influences one woman would have to figure in my Top Ten. Caroline Baker is, in my mind, the original stylist. An original thinker, who as Fashion Editor of the provocative Nova magazine in the 1960s/70s, was finding inspiration on […]

THRILLED to read this lovely review of my new book by Rebecca Gonsalves in The Independent today. It is always fascinating to discover what other people make of your efforts… Letter from Worlds End, 1982 as featured in Invitation Strictly Personal (Goodman Books)

I have been a tad busy recently with the launch of my new book, INVITATION STRICTLY PERSONAL. I do intend to post some stuff about the making of the book and my exciting collaborations with Jigsaw and Somerset House but meantime here are a few reviews and interviews of book and launch event by David […]

A new project to coincide with the publication of my latest book, INVITATION STRICTLY PERSONAL. For someone who is a self-confessed technophobe I’m thoroughly enjoying taking a tumble over at SHOWstudio


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