About Leigh Rudd, Diary of a Fashion Forecaster, Fashion Trends, Musings, Swinging Sixties, The People's Fashion


August 11, 2017, by Leigh Rudd. In London it was the beginning of a global demographic power shift from post-war austerity to freedom. The youth of England were creating million dollar Fashion Trends from the street up that reverberated around the world. This was no accident. It signaled a cultural change that would involve fashion, music and art. And it…

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About Leigh Rudd, Diary of a Fashion Forecaster, Fashion Sharks, Swinging Sixties, The People's Fashion

How I Became a Fashion Forecaster

August 3, 2017, by Leigh Rudd “The People’s Fashion”… from the Streets Up My goal in writing this is to share my many years of experience as a prominent Fashion Forecaster in the international fashion industry from 1968 – 1988 with my company IM International. I had offices around the world with hundreds of A-list clients, many of them designer…

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About Leigh Rudd, Fashion Sharks, Musings, Swinging Sixties

My Girl Jordan

March 27, 2017, by Leigh Rudd Ever since I can remember I have written stories. And my main character has always been ‘Jordan Parker’. She has been (as my literary character) everything from a floozy in Hollywood, to a teenage wild child in London, to a multi-dimensional fashion forecaster in a TV Pilot. So I’ve thought about Jordan all my…

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Fashion Icons, Fashion Trends, Guest Stars, Swinging Sixties

VIDEO: 20th CENTURY STYLE ICONS: Bobbie Gentry by The Ultimate Fashion History

March 16, 2017, by Leigh Rudd Amanda Hallay Writer, Fashion Historian, College Professor and Cultural Trend Analyst I kid you not. Amanda is undoubtedly one of the most prolifically talented women I have ever met.  She is a brilliant analyst of cultural trends and how they relate to fashion throughout history.  Having lived in England and Paris, Amanda now resides…

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