Iain R. Webb is an award-winning fashion writer and academic. He was appointed Professor of Fashion & Design at Kingston School of Art in 2016. He also serves as Fashion Features Editor-at-Large of Ponystep magazine, is an associate lecturer at CSM and RCA and act as creative consultant at the Fashion Museum, Bath.
Webb studied fashion design at Saint Martin’s School of Art (now Central Saint Martins), graduating in 1980. He was 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, 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 1996. 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, As Seen In BLITZ: Fashioning ‘80s Style and INVITATION STRICTLY PERSONAL.
He has worked on curating projects including 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.