Monthly Archives: June 2014

A FUNKY REUNION

I am so looking forward to seeing Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Swan and the Chamber Choir, at the Royal Albert Hall in London this forthcoming Saturday (28th June), especially as they will be performing the band’s first two albums, The Human Menagerie (1973) and The Psychomodo (1974), in […]

MEN AT WORK PT1

In June 1988 City Limits magazine ran a cover story titled Fashion’s New Mafia. It featured five male fashion journalists/stylists – Mark Connolly, Simon Foxton, Hamish Bowles, Marcus Von Ackermann and myself – described by writer Jessica Berens as ‘[the] new style arbiters…their power will grow’. In the first of a series I talk with […]

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME

In 1973 I cut out this photograph of Zandra Rhodes from a copy of my mum’s Woman magazine and it had pride of place on the pin-board on my bedroom wall. The print and quilt satin cocoon jacket featured in the picture is from the designer’s Shell Collection, Autumn/Winter 1973. Zandra was (and still remains) […]

FIRST LOOK

THRILLED to start working on a new installation commissioned by Cutler and Gross (‘the authority on eyewear since 1969’), in collaboration with artist Mark Clarke. Watch this space…  

BRIGHT YOUNG THING

CONGRATULATIONS to Grace Weller, a graduating BA Fashion student at Bath Spa University who scored two top prizes at Graduate Fashion Week 2014 in London earlier this week with her exquisite collection of embroidered lace and tulle ensembles. Competing with thousands of students from over forty colleges nationwide, Weller won the Womenswear Award and the […]

SCHOOL’S OUT (ALMOST)

It’s that time of year when legions of bright young things start to emerge from the hallowed halls of colleges and universities all around the country and get to make their stab at fashioning the future. Good luck to all of them! In my role as Visiting Professor of Fashion Womenswear at the Royal College […]