Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Zandra Rhodes

image source ‘Knitted Circle’ evening dress 1969

"Zandra Rhodes said of the work ‘'I made swirling, dramatic shapes with no concessions to the saleable, the acceptable or the ordinary. The true Rhodes style came into being". - Zandra Rhodes, discussing her early designs on V&A site  

Zandra Rhodes is well known for her bright pink hair and unconventional clothes. Rhodes launched her first collection in 1969 which included 'knitted circle'. Rhodes still creates new collections each season,as well as pieces for theatre and has even collaborated with MAC to produce a limited edition make-up range. In 2003 Rhodes  opened her own museum in London, The Fashion and Textile Museum. 

If you're looking at Zandra Rhodes for your project you might find the following links useful: 
Zandra Rhodes official website
Zandra Rhodes profile on the V&A 
view her collections from 2007-2011
Examples of her fashion drawings from the 1970s
interview with the Guardian talking about her interior inspirations

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