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.
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.
The Great Fashion Designers: From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history
Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020
...Norman Norell suit, 1961. Photo: Horst P. Horst/Condé Nast via Getty Images.Norell’s own personal style was neat and precise. He believed day wear should be simple with the razzmatazz saved for evening.When American designer Norman Norell...
Steven Stipelman is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and Marist College and has conducted workshops at colleges and universities around the country. In addition to working as staff illustrator at Henri Bendel in New York City, Stipelman was a fashion artist at Women&s Wear Daily for 25 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Think of a magnificent ballgown, a swashbuckling cape, or an extravagant caftan. The bulky shape the black Balenciaga coat creates over a slim body has a rich excess and an abundance of fabric. These types of garments are difficult to draw,...
...Isaac Mizrahi was born in New York in 1961 and attended New York High School for the Performing Arts, before enrolling at the Parsons School of Design. On graduating in 1982, he worked as an assistant designer for Perry Ellis (1982–83...
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