About LIM College

Amanda Hallay

Amanda Hallay

Fashion Merchandising
Assistant Clinical Professor

Amanda Hallay is a published author, trend forecaster, and cultural historian. An authority on 20th century cultural history, costume history and trend forecasting, she has been quoted in Newsweek, The Sydney Herald, The Las Vegas Review Journal, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), as well as many other well-known publications. She is also a popular speaker at academic conferences, regularly presenting her research on the relationship between culture and costume and the psychology of fashion.

Before arriving at LIM College in 2008, Professor Hallay served as the International Fashion Editor at Men Mode and Couture magazines, worked as a European Trend Analyst for the Doneger Group, and was the Paris Correspondent for the British publication International Textiles. She brings this global experience to the students in the classes she teaches, which include Fashion Forecasting, Who Wore What When: A History of Costume and Culture, Pop Century: A History of Music in the Postwar Era, and Cultural Connections to Fashion.

Professor Hallay’s first novel, Dole, was published in 2009, and Vintage Cocktails: Retro Recipes for the Home Mixologist was published in 2011. She’s also working on other non-fiction books slated for publication, including: The 1950s: A Popular History, Kitsch Collectibles, The Great British Holiday, VOODOO: A Popular History, and GRAFFITI: A Popular History.

The recipient of a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Art History from The American University of Paris, Professor Hallay also holds a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom.

Professor Hallay’s favorite pastimes include playing the guitar and ukulele, historical geology, and collecting mid-century modern artifacts.

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