Professor Iain R Webb


I was appointed Professor of Fashion & Design at Kingston School of Art in 2016. I am Fashion Features Editor-at-Large of Ponystep magazine, an associate lecturer at CSM and RCA and act as creative consultant at the Fashion Museum, Bath.

I originally studied fashion design at St Martin's School of Art, graduating in 1980.

During my career I have been fashion editor of BLITZ, The Evening Standard, Harpers & Queen, The Times and Elle. I won the Fashion Journalist of The Year Award in 1995 (it's inaugural year) and 1996.

Other journalistic contributions include New York Times, New Musical Express, The Guardian, Vogue, Rollacoaster, Shortlist, The Huffington Post, The Independent, Saturday Telegraph Magazine, Town, V&A magazine, Selvedge, Gut,

I have consulted and collaborated with leading brands including Selfridges, LVMH, Gucci, Burberry, Cutler & Gross, M&S, Ghost, Kangol, MaxMara, Jigsaw, River Island, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, George and Elizabeth Arden.

Academic responsibilities

Professor of Fashion & Design


  • BA Fashion Design - St Martin's School of Art


I have always approached fashion as an artistic endeavour.

My work has always been autobiographical/memoir. I am fascinated by the presentation and reading of fashion as individual interpretation.  The personal perspective/singular vision of the writer, designer, commentator, creator is crucial. In this day and age, this is a particularly valuable currency. Information is abundant but how it is interpreted, packaged and re-presented (remade and remodelled) is everything. The access to a unique, personal archive has tremendous appeal.

I am drawn to storytelling through documented objects/artefacts/memorabilia/ephemera that offers shared experience and becomes a springboard for further exploration, investigation and contemplation of and around the subject.

My work is a curated/edited collection of moments and memories (some newly imagined), combined with new work created in response to these original objects. Every object has been designed, considered and constructed.

My work celebrates process.

My work is a juxtaposition of words and pictures.


Number of items: 24.


Webb, Iain R. (2021) Rebel stylist : Caroline Baker - the woman who invented street fashion. Woodbridge, U.K. : ACC Art Books. 272p. ISBN 9781788841481

Fairer, Robert, Webb, Iain R., Talley, André Leon, Bowles, Hamish and Cullen, Oriole (2019) John Galliano for Dior. London, U.K. : Thames & Hudson. 432p. ISBN 9780500022405

Webb, Iain R. (2016) Vogue goes pop : colouring book. London, U.K. : Conran Octopus. 96p. ISBN 9781840917406

Webb, Iain (2016) Graduate Fashion Week, 1991-2016. Graduate Fashion Week. 295p. ISBN 9780995710900

Webb, Iain R. (2015) Vogue colouring book. London, U.K. : Conran Octopus. 96p. ISBN 9781840917215

Webb, Iain (2013) As seen in BLITZ: fashioning '80s style. Woodbridge, U.K. : ACC Editions. 272p. ISBN 9781851497232

Webb, Iain R (2010) Postcards from the edge of the catwalk. Woodbridge, U.K. : ACC Editions. 270p. ISBN 9781851496471

Webb, Iain R. (2009) Foale and Tuffin: the sixties : a decade in fashion. Woodbridge, U.K. : ACC Editions. 220p. ISBN 9781851496068

Webb, Iain R. (2008) Bill Gibb : fashion and fantasy. London, U.K. : V&A Publishing. 134p. ISBN 9781851775484

Johnston, Lorraine and Webb, Iain R., eds. (1985) The fashion year. Volume III. London, U.K. : Zomba Books. 160p. ISBN 094639167X

Book Section

Fairer, Robert and Webb, Iain R (2018) Marc Jacobs Unseen. In: Wilson, Jenny and Sabatini, Adelia, (eds.) Marc Jacobs Unseen. UK : Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0500021606

Webb, Iain (2012) Fashion and art. In: British Fashion Council, (ed.) Fashion and Art Collusion. London, U.K. : Booth-Clibborn Editions. pp. 11-17. ISBN 9781861543271

Conference or Workshop Item

Webb, Iain R [Interviewer], Green, Criag [Interviewee] and Richardson, Gordon [Interviewee] (2015) In Conversation with Craig Green and Gordon Richardson. In: In Conversation; 28 Oct 2015, Bath, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Webb, Iain (2009) Bill Gibb : fashion and fantasy. In: The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival; 29 Mar - 05 Apr 2009, Oxford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Webb, Iain R. (2008) Bill Gibb : beyond the seams. In: Colloquium : Textiles, Dress and the Production of Space; 16 Jun 2008, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)


Webb, Iain R [Curator] (2015) Fashion on tour. .

Webb, Iain R [Curator] (2015) Invitation Strictly Personal. .

Webb, Iain R (2013) We're Not Here To Sell Clothes: The Making of BLITZ Fashion. .

Webb, Iain R (2013) You're Ugly and Your Mother Dresses You Funny. .

Webb, Iain R [Curator] (2012) Stephen Jones : from Georgiana to Boy George. .

Webb, Iain R [Curator] (2012) Stephen Jones : from Georgiana to Boy Boy George. .

Webb, Iain R [Curator] and Harden, Rosemary [Curator] (2012) Sport and Fashion. .

Webb, Iain [Curator] (2010) Helmut Lang. .

Webb, Iain R [Curator] (2009) Bill Gibb: A Personal Journey. .

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