March 1, 2017, by Leigh Rudd
Leigh Rudd was the Original Fashion Forecaster in 1968… and it is she who created a unique system for predicting trends two years into the future. Founder and CEO of IM International, a fashion trade publishing company from 1968-1988 that sold the trends globally that rocked the world Leigh Rudd is back in the game with her trends for young fashionistas.
And in 2016 Rudd authored a FASHION COLORING BOOK – Fashion Trends: the London Look of the 60’s which is the graphic story of those early years in London during the “swinging 60’s” when a new trend cropped up every five minutes. Really!
Cover of my coloring book about the ‘60’s in London
I had so much fun creating the coloring book because it brought back all the memories of living in Chelsea, London – right in the center of the “swinging 60’s” – surrounded by Mary Quant, Mick Jagger and all the incredible trends that had not yet hit America. That’s what I did… brought them to America.
Twiggy from the coloring book
Here is a drawing of Twiggy the supermodel from the coloring book that my hairdresser Nora colored in. Didn’t she do a great job?