feb 1996 british fashion designers

so lets hear it for the ladies now, same marie claire february 1996 
dreadfull linda evangelista cover.
here are the women leading british fashion in 1996.

if you dont recognise, or cant read the small print, starting top left we have

bella freud, betty jackson,nicole farhi,ally capellino,margaret howell and vivienne westwood.

katharine hamnett should have been in this line up, she must have been doing something important that day, so here is a photo of her by chris floyd. as the list would be incomplete without her.

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20 years on, do you know what struck me most?

these women have always done their own thing, they havent pandered to popularity or trend, in my humble opinion they have done exactly what they wanted to and somehow have managed to keep businesses going by keeping it real and authentic.

ladies i salute you and long may you continue to do so.

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