A flamboyant Canvey Island boy who went on to shape the Blitz Kids silhouette in the 1980s — David Johnson recalls the life of fashion designer Stephen Linard

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  Stephen Linard, the Blitz Kid fashion designer whose clothes were worn by David Bowie, Boy George and  Spandau Ballet, died on March 10, aged 64, after enduring painful cancer during recent months. David Johnson remembers the life and career of the man he knew: The press called them the New Romantics and the Blitz Kids, declaring the Eighties … Continue reading

Dame Mary Quant : fashion icon of London’s Swinging Sixties dies aged 93

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  Dame Mary Quant who died this week aged 93 played a major part in what was known as London’s Swinging Sixties.  Quant was one of the fashion designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hotpants in an era that suddenly focused on making clothes for a youthful generation that until then had little … Continue reading

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