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While satisfying my daily fashion dose of checking online articles, I read a name that intrigued me, Colin McDowell. After conducting my research, the first thought that crossed my mind was to share it with my beloved Mayshad Women (You can thank me later!). Let me tell you more about this interesting man. He is a fashion historian. To be honest, I love it when my curiosity guides me to discover new things to add to my knowledge. For instance, fashion historians, I never knew that such a title existed.
About Colin McDowell
He grew up in Gloucestershire, England. He was educated at Durham University and eventually became an assistant to the Italian couturier Pino Lancetti while teaching in Rome. Furthermore, Colin McDowell got involved with teaching fashion in London. He also mentioned his experience in his book for fashion students which was called McDowell’s Directory of 20th Century Fashion.
Colin McDowell is one of the most influential and internationally respected figures within the worldwide fashion community. He’s a British fashion writer, journalist and academic. In the 1990s and 2000s he became one of the most familiar sight in the front row of fashion shows. Along with his contemporaries Anna Wintour and Suzy Menkes, of course. While working as a senior fashion writer for the Sunday times, he became one of the leading voices within the fashion industry. He covered international fashion weeks with a column called ‘Fashion Moments’.
Colin McDowells’ Emerging Start Off
He found the Fashion Fringe in 2003 at Covent Garden in collaboration with talent management group IMG. Additionally, he helped support over 17 emerging brands such as Basso & Brooke, Fyodr Golan, Erdem and Corrie Nielson.
McDowell was appointed for his services towards fashion as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Former Chairman of the Costume Society of Great Britain. Awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield and Heriot-Watt University. Likewise, he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and also, the Royal College of Art.
Last but not least, he was honored and named as trustee of the Graduate Fashion Week in 2012. The annual event showcasting work of fashion design graduates from all around the UK.