People : Zandra Rhodes, From Designing Punks With Safety Pins To Designing City Parks ………


Reposting after a visit to Zandras pocket park today

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007_zandra_rhodes_theredlistZandra Rhodes Ready to Wear, Paris, Fall Winter, 2012,1392718252_109.144.218.1031392718262_109.144.218.103ZandraRhodesByPhilKonstantin

Dame Zandra Lindsey Rhodes, DBE RDI (born 19 September 1940), is an English fashion designer.

Early life and education

Rhodes was born in Chatham, Kent, and was introduced to the world of fashion by her mother, who was a fitter in a Paris fashion house and a teacher at Medway College of Art Les Fawcett, now the University for the Creative Arts. Rhodes studied first at Medway and then at the Royal College of Art in London. Her major area of study was printed textile design.

Career

Between 1966 and 1969, Rhodes and a fellow student, Sylvia Ayton, opened a boutique together called the Fulham Road Clothes Shop. Sylvia Ayton designed the clothing and Rhodes supplied the textile designs from which they were made. In 1969, Rhodes and Ayton went their separate ways, with Rhodes establishing her own retail outlet in the fashionable Fulham Road in West London. Rhodes’ own…

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