Hettie Judah is a British author who has written extensively about fashion, art and design in various international publications. Having spent 10 years living in the US, Istanbul and Belgium, Judah has edited, authored and contributed to numerous design-focused publications. She now lives in London.
As editor in chief of The Word Magazine in Brussels, Judah curated exhibitions that underlined the magazine's commitment to promoting fresh talents in photography and graphic design. She also developed a close working relationship with MoMu, the fashion museum in Antwerp. In 2009 she curated MoMu’s exhibition Delvaux: 180 years of Belgian Luxury and authored a substantial book to accompany the exhibition.
Her writing experiences also include a role as contributing editor to ArtReview with a monthly column on fashion, art and design. Recently she edited Defining Contemporary Art (Phaidon Press; 2011), Pattern: 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators (Phaidon Press; 2012) and Art & Queer Culture (Phaidon Press; 2013).
Beyond her role as editor, she has contributed to and advised on the forthcoming revised edition of The Fashion Book (Phaidon Press; 2013) as well as authored Reclaiming Style (Ryland, Peter, Small; 2012), a book on the design practice of Retrouvius. Judah was a contributing author to Walter Van Beirendonck: Dream the World Awake (Editions Lanoo; 2012) along with co-authoring a book, Ronald Stoops / Inge Grognard (Ludion Editions; 2010) on the work of avant-garde makeup artist and photographer.
Judah has also created a new fashion website and app for the city of Antwerp that covers the history of costume and the fashion industry in the city, together with authoritative news on the contemporary fashion scene.