Mary Quant, a leading light of the British fashion scene in the 1960s, has her hair cut by Vidal Sassoon in 1964. Photo: Ronald Dumont

My friend Mary Quant, the London fashion designer who defined the swinging ’60s

  • Quant opened a boutique on King’s Road, Chelsea, in 1955, gave the miniskirt its name and dominated young women’s fashion in the ’60s
  • Because she sold factory-made clothes for the girl next door, not couture, she has been largely left out of fashion history. A new exhibition puts that right
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Mary Quant, a leading light of the British fashion scene in the 1960s, has her hair cut by Vidal Sassoon in 1964. Photo: Ronald Dumont
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Stephanie Phair, chair of the British Fashion Council, says she wants to open channels and opportunities for British designers in China.

Ahead of Brexit, British fashion promotes itself in China and welcomes Chinese talent to UK

  • China has become an important part of the British Fashion Council’s strategy, and it is hoping British brands can capitalise on evolving Chinese tastes
  • This month the council will host its first series of events at Shanghai Fashion Week, with brands including Jamie Wei Huang and Jenny Packham
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Stephanie Phair, chair of the British Fashion Council, says she wants to open channels and opportunities for British designers in China.
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