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
...Mainbocher favoured simplicity over complication, decrying exaggeration in fashion.The long life of American couturier Mainbocher spanned a remarkable period in the history of fashion, from the frothy confections of the Belle Époque...
...Main (after his mother’s Scottish maiden name and pronounced like the New England state) Rousseau Bocher (his French Huguenot surname was pronounced Bocker) was born in 1891 on Chicago’s West Side. Artistically inclined from childhood, he...
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