Faculty Profile

Amanda Hallay Fashion Merchandising Department

“I love igniting students’ interest in a topic they thought they didn’t care for – and then seeing it turn into a passion!”

Amanda Hallay is a published author, trend forecaster, and cultural historian. An authority on 20th century cultural history and trend forecasting, she has been quoted in Newsweek, The Sydney Herald, The Las Vegas Review Journal, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD), and many other well-known publications.

Before arriving at LIM College, Prof. 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 classes she teaches, which include Fashion Magazines, Fashion Writing, and Cultural Connections to Fashion, a course she developed specifically for LIM College.

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.

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