Nilgin Yusuf is a fashion writer based in London. She graduated with a BA in Fashion Communication & Promotion from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1988. After winning the Vogue New Talent and Guardian Fashion Writing competitions, she went directly to Elle as their Fashion Writer. Since then she has spent the last twenty years writing about fashion for national magazines and newspapers, notably as Fashion Writer at the Daily Telegraph and Fashion Editor at the Sunday Times.
She currently runs the Post Graduate Certificate in Fashion and Lifestyle Journalism at the London College of Fashion, where she is also Director of Programmes in Media. As well as freelance journalism for the Saturday Times, she recently completed an MA in Fashion History and Culture entitled Undressing the Criminal Icon, 1959-1969 and is currently working on a book that deconstructs the glamour of the criminal image.