Howard Tangye: Inspirational Fashion Design Educator Gets His Due
Kickstarter of the Week
Howard Tangye may not be a household name, but for decades those within the fashion industry have viewed him as a beacon of inspiration for young designers around the globe. As head of womenswear at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design, in London, he has taught designers such as John Galliano, Hussein Chalayan, Stella McCartney, Zac Posen, Christopher Kane, Richard Nicoll, and Julie Verhoeven amongst others.
Until recently his work as an artist was less well known. His distinctive style depicting the clothed figure is finally gaining wider recognition and with your support will soon be available in a beautiful new book titled Within. The book is described as follows:
Within is essentially a story about Howard’s lifelong passion for drawing. In it, he describes the characteristics that attracted him to each subject and how he has tried to capture the unique qualities of each. More unusually, this book also gives a voice to the subject. They each narrate their experience of sitting for Howard and in some instances describe the feeling of posing in couture clothes. The book will contain 52 carefully selected portraits.
To learn more and to lend your support, visit the project’s Kickstarter page now.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adam Leipzig is the founder and CEO of MediaU, online career acceleration. MediaU opens the doors of access for content creation, filmmaking and television. Adam, Cultural Daily’s founder and publisher, has worked with more than 10,000 creatives in film, theatre, television, music, dance, poetry, literature, performance, photography, and design. He has been a producer, distributor or supervising executive on more than 30 films that have disrupted expectations, including A Plastic Ocean, March of the Penguins, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Dead Poets Society, Titus and A Plastic Ocean. His movies have won or been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, 11 BAFTA Awards, 2 Golden Globes, 2 Emmys, 2 Directors Guild Awards, 4 Sundance Awards and 4 Independent Spirit Awards. Adam teaches at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Adam began his career in theatre; he was the first professional dramaturg in the United States outside of New York City, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center, where he produced more than 300 plays, music, dance, and other events. Adam is CEO of Entertainment Media Partners, a company that navigates creative entrepreneurs through the Hollywood system and beyond, and a keynote speaker. Adam is the former president of National Geographic Films and senior Walt Disney Studios executive. He has also served in senior capacities at CreativeFuture, a non-profit organization that advocates for the creative community. Adam is is the author of ‘Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers ’ and co-author of the all-in-one resource for college students and emerging filmmakers 'Filmmaking in Action: Your Guide to the Skills and Craft' (Macmillan). (Photo by Jordan Ancel)