Hywel Davies is a freelance fashion writer and journalist based in London. After studying Fashion Communication and Promotion at Central Saint Martins, Davies worked for an international mix of magazines and newspapers. He was the fashion editor at iconic lifestyle magazine Sleazenation, and has written for Arena, GQ Style, Vogue, ELLE, Wallpaper, Nylon, Dazed & Confused, Fashion Inc, Grafik, Time Out, Tank, The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Observer, The Independent and SHOWstudio. He is also a consultant for numerous brands, including Levi's, Braun, and Orange. Davies is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Communication and Promotion at Central Saint Martins and he is the author of Modern Menswear, 100 New Fashion Designers, British Fashion Designers, and Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks all published by Laurence King.
‘100 New Fashion Designers’ showcases diverse work of a hundred emerging designers, this time from around the world. Hywel Davies recognizes talents and selects the most intriguing and promising new creative in fashion design. To the new designers featured here, the globalization of fashion and the power of big brands are at the opposite end of the fashion spectrum in terms of what they are trying to achieve says the author.
Both volumes of ‘Fashion Designers Sketchbook’ give an exceptional insight into working methods of leading international designers. Hywel Davies interviews the creators and features numerous sketches, photos, line-ups collating them with the final collections. Designers are basically used to presenting the latter ones, the more surprising is that the author persuaded them to share a behind-the-scenes glimpse on the process. Super interesting and revealing!
For another compilation - ‘British Fashion Designers’ (two editions) Hywel Davies selected those who present modern and original fashion. London is nowadays an exciting platform for supporting new talents and offering best fashion colleges like the Central Saint Martins. London has become the capital to live in if you wish to have a great career in fashion. ‘British Fashion Designers’ celebrates those influential designers who have defined contemporary British fashion, and those individuals who have presented their own radical ideas through clothing.
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