Zandra Rhodes Organic Punk Princess Dress!
Dame Zandra Rhodes is a shooting star fashion designer and an eternal rebel. Now she sets the agenda all over again for how fashion could be in the 21st century, by making sustainable fashion iconic and all about exciting social impact to a millennial generation. Rhodes collaborates for a second time with sustainable fashion house People Tree, revisiting her extraordinary time capsule Royal College of Art pop art prints from medals to bows and dream cars… Today, it is no longer enough to make outwardly beautiful clothes. Now we have to ask the question, what did your dress do for someone else? What is its story?
Back to the Revolutionary Sixties
In a fascinating, atmospheric interview with our Editor, Alison Jane Reid, Zandra relives her Royal College of Art days… exciting, heady revolutionary times, not to be repeated, when the world and young people felt invincible, and fashion, music and youth culture ruled the roost.
Designing for Queen and Freddie Mercury
Watch as Zandra shoots us straight back to London in the swinging sixties and seventies. She was running up costumes for a very up and coming band called Queen, and their wildly charismatic front man, Freddie Mercury. To that you can add opening her first boutique and immersing herself in pop culture. Zandra would buy her first TV, fall in love with the kitsch allure of Lady Penelope, and take inspiration from David Hockney and his flirtation with war and heroes – namely, like the ‘Iron Duke’ of Wellington and his regalia. The exciting result is Shooting Cars and Fast Cars. How au courant for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Surely the ‘Punk Princess of fashion’ is once again miles ahead of the fashion pack.
We say, snap up a future vintage fashion heirloom here Zandra’s Dancing Stars Dress
To Buy the Sandra Rhodes for People Tree Collection – www.peopletree.co.uk