Monday, March 2, 2009

Grande Madame 'Rhodes'

Zandra Rhodes
Born in Kent, UK in the 1940s. Her major area of study was textile design. Her early textile designs were considered too outrageous by the traditional British manufacturers so in 1969 she established her own outlet in Fulham road in west London. Zandras own lifestyle has proved to be as dramatic, glamorous and extroverted as her designs, with her bright green hair which she recently changed to pink, theatrical makeup and art jewelry, she has stamped her identity on the international world of fashion. Her designs have always been clear, creative statements, dramatic but graceful, bold but feminine and her garments have a timeless quality that makes them unmistakably a Rhodes creation. Her inspiration has always been from organic material and nature. Her innovative approach to the construction of garments can be seen in her use of reversed exposed seams and in the stylistic use of jewelled safety pins and tears during the punk era. 
Zandra is definitely someone worth admiration for. 

pce & K, Saree

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you have absolutely gorgeous pictures on your blog! I like the whole effect very much! I will have to check back soon. If you have the time, I'd appreciate any feedback you could give me on my fashion blog, Take Me Out to the Runway. Here's the link:

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    * Sydnie