Iain R. Webb is an award-winning writer and professor of fashion at Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins. Webb studied fashion design at St Martin’s School of Art (now Central Saint Martins), graduating in 1980. He is Visiting Professor of Fashion Womenswear at the Royal College of Art and an associate lecturer Fashion Communication and Promotion at CSM.
During his career he has been fashion editor of BLITZ, The Evening Standard, Harpers & Queen, The Times and Elle, while contributing to various publications including New Musical Express, New York Times, The Guardian and Vogue. He won the Fashion Journalist of The Year Award two years running in 1995 and ‘96. He has consulted for many leading brands including Selfridges, M&S, LVMH, River Island, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, Ghost, George and Elizabeth Arden.
A respected fashion writer, he is the author of Bill Gibb: Fashion and Fantasy, Foale and Tuffin: The Sixties, A Decade in Fashion and Postcards From the Edge of the Catwalk and As Seen In BLITZ: Fashioning ‘80’s Style. His latest book INVITATION STRICTLY PERSONAL will be published in late 2014.
Recent journalistic contributions include The Huffington Post, The Independent, V&A magazine, Selvedge, Ponystep, Town www.centmagazine.co.uk and www.neverunderdressed.com
Recent curating projects include We’re Not Here To Sell Clothes at the ICA, Laura Ashley: The Fashion Heroine at The Bowes/Fashion Museum, Bath, ICA Off-Site at Old Selfridges Hotel and You’re Ugly And Your Mother Dresses You Funny! at Paul Smith, Mayfair.
He now lives in Bath where he consults for the Fashion Museum, makes ‘things to hang on your back and your wall’ and muses over his life in frocks on his blog - hopeandglitter.wordpress.com.