Dame Zandra Rhodes has been a notorious figurehead of the UK fashion industry for five decades, celebrating her 50th year in fashion in September 2019. Her notoriety as a print designer combined with an affinity for fine fabrics and colour has resulted in signature aesthetic that is undeniably unique and continues to stand the test of time. An eponymous pioneer of the British and international fashion scene since the late 60’s, Zandra’s career has seen her collaborate with brands such as Valentino, Topshop and Mac Cosmetics. Continuing to collaborate with brands that inspire her, 2021 will see the launch of Zandra Rhodes x IKEA.
After 50 years Zandra shows no sign of stopping and is still producing RTW collections seasonally and showcasing them at London Fashion Week. 2019 sees The House of Zandra Rhodes celebrate their Jubilee year with a retrospective exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum – founded by Zandra – entitled Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous and a retrospective book published by Yale.