Fashion is not an island; it’s a response!
Professor Amanda Hallay is a Fashion History teacher, writer, presenter, and consultant who specializes in the relationship between culture and clothing. Formerly the Fashion Editor of Couture and Men Mode magazines and the European Trend Forecaster for The Doneger Group, Amanda is now an international lecturer who develops and presents workshops and micro-courses on Fashion History, Cultural History, and Pop Culture, and also acts as a historical consultant for the movie and gaming industries. Amanda continues to teach at a leading fashion college in Manhattan, where she developed its Fashion History classes and requirements. She also serves as a writer and consultant for The Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile. A Grammy Award® nominee in the Music Educator category, Amanda is the creator and host of the popular YouTube channel, ‘The Ultimate Fashion History’, and is the author of three books and numerous articles relating to Fashion and Culture, both past and present. Although Amanda Hallay considers herself to be the Indiana Jones of Fashion History, she is probably more like a spinster sleuth in an Agatha Christie novel, diligently piecing together the cultural clues that explain why fashion happens the way that it does.