Colin McDowell, a former chairman of the Costume Society of Great Britain, made his name as the senior fashion writer for The Sunday Times in the 1990s and 2000s. The now-legendary journalist and academic is releasing a new book: The Anatomy of Fashion: Why We Dress The Way We Do. McDowelll is uniquely well-placed to produce a definitive tome such as this, having written over 20 books on fashion and style. Unlike most fashion writers, however, McDowell is celebrated for his analytical and intellectual approach towards style. The central thesis of McDowell’s new volume focuses on the idea that the body is the foundation of all fashion, and it explores fashion through human anatomy. McDowell shares some key images and ideas from The Anatomy of Fashion in conversation with Tom Sykes.