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Mary Quant (1930–)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Mary Quant hotpants, 1966. Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images.A generation of women did not wish to look like their mothers in the bourgeois uniforms dictated by couturiers in Paris.Caught in the middle of the contest...

What Do Baby Boomers Want?

Regina Lee Blaszczyk

Regina Lee Blaszczyk is Leadership Chair in the History of Business and Society and Professor of Business History at the University of Leeds in the UK. She writes about design and innovation for the creative industries. Her books include Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation from Wedgwood to Corning (2000); Producing Fashion: Commerce, Culture, and Consumers (2008); The Color Revolution (2012); Bright Modernity: Color, Commerce, and Consumers (with Uwe Spiekermann, 2017); Fashionability: Abraham Moon and the Creation of British Cloth for the Global Market (2017); and European Fashion: The Creation of a Global Industry (with Véronique Pouillard, 2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fashion Forecasters : A Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...In 2005, Women’s Wear Daily, the major newspaper for the American fashion business, evaluated the impressive buying power of the Baby Boomers. This generation was entering the “empty nest” phase of the lifecycle and had more disposable...

Couture to Pop and Nostalgic Fashion, 1953–1980

Fiona Anderson

Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweed

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The international successes and considerable challenges experienced by British producers of tweeds between 1953 and 1980 are examined in this chapter. It explores the designs associated with firms that sold high quality tweeds to the elite...