Zandra Rhodes has been described as the Queen of fantasy and the Rolls-Royce of fashion, putting London at the forefront of the international fashion scene from the 1970s. Her highly individual style and energy combined with her artistic eye has caused her bold and feminine prints to become instantly recognisable. What I admire about Zandra Rhodes is that she broke away from the status quo (once a textiles designer always a textiles designer) and continued creating garments despite the initial nasty reactions from the industry. Zandra
Zandra Rhodes: Unseen runs from 12 July-31 August at the Fashion and Textile Museum. Opening times: Tuesday-Saturday. 11am-6pm.
Words: Lizzie Ashby