Truly The Dame
Iwonder whether it could be coincidence or not that the fashion attitudes of a nation seems to be the opposite of its history and culture. For example, France has not had a royal house in hundreds of years, yet French fashion maintains an elegant air of nobility. Over at the UK, a country with a longstanding monarchy, seems to be a breeding ground for iconoclastic fashion brands.
Rock n Roll, punk, fantasy burst out within these designers. Besides them, there is an extraordinary designer - the peer of Vivienne Westwood - who with her pink hair sets her own distinctive image, meet Zandra Rhodes, the Dame of Fashion.
Success comes with reasons. Designer Zandra Rhodes was born in Chatham, Kent, UK in 1940 and introduced to the world of fashion by her mother who worked as a fitter for the Paris fashion house House of Worth and later as a lecturer at Medway College of Art.
Rhodes studied at Medway College of Art in Kent, UK, and then at The Royal College of Art in London. Her major area of study was in printed textile design. Her early textile designs were considered too outrageous by the traditional British manufacturers so she decided to make dresses from her own fabrics and pioneered the very special use of printed textiles as an intrinsic part of the garments she created. In 1967, she opened her first shop: The Fulham Road Clothes Shop in London with Sylvia Ayton.
In 1969, she struck out on her own and took her collection to New York where Diana Vreeland featured her garments in American
这不仅是时装设计，她令时装设计渗透到方方面面，这是真正的时装女爵士。Zandra Rhodes is not just a deft hand at fashion design. She enables many things to be with fashion. She is the Dame of Fashion.