Renowned for his avant-garde approach, the fashion stylist and jewellery designer Judy Blame was born in Leatherhead, Surrey, in 1960, and spent his childhood between Spain and Devon. He began his career in the 1980s as a member of the late photographer Ray Petri’s working group, Buffalo Boys. Judy Blame has his finger on every unforgettable happening in the British fashion world, incuding the iconic ‘i-D’ and ‘The Face’ editorials in the 80’s, which defined the generation, and also Boy George’s stylish and avant-garde accessories. In the Eighties, with the designers Christopher Nemeth and John Moore, Blame opened his own shop, House of Beauty & Culture, selling creations made of buttons, string, safety pins, rubber bands, badges, feathers, champagne corks, paperclips, pill bottles and stamps. In 2002 he launched his first full jewellery collection. Responsible for giving a timeless identity to Boy George, Bjork and Neneh Cherry the stylist, jeweller, designer and art director nowadays is a part of the design team at Louis Vuitton and a guest editor at i-D magazine. Blame has designed a line if T-shirts for cult denim brand Superfine. He has also collaborated with various design houses including John Galliano for Christian Dior, where he acted as creative consultant, and more recently with Rei Kawakubo at Comme des Garçons, where Blame designs their new range of male accessories. Judy Blame is renowned for his subversive style and ability to reuse and reorganise different materials in unusual ways.
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