Dan Thawley

Journalist and Editor, Mentor of the Undergraduate in Fashion Design

Dan Thawley, Polimoda mentorDan Thawley is an Australian-born journalist and editor.

After leaving his role at A Magazine Curated By in 2023, Thawley continues to consult with both emerging designers, established fashion houses and institutions on creative content and editorial projects. Past and present clients include Ann Demeulemeester, Byredo, Chanel, Chloé, Dior, Fendi, Givenchy, Hermès, Maison Margiela, MOP Foundation, Mugler, Loewe, Paco Rabanne, Rimowa, Smythson and The Row.

In 2016, Thawley authored ‘Radical Renaissance’, a 204-page tome published by Assouline NYC tracing the decade long evolution of Renzo Rosso’s Only the Brave company – Italy’s foremost fashion conglomerate and parent company to Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Viktor & Rolf and a host of commercial and philanthropic ventures.

In 2018, he wrote ‘RIMOWA’ published by Assouline NYC, tracing the 120 year history of the German luggage label back to the origins of modern travel.

In 2023, he curated the design exhibition ‘CC-Tapis: An Encounter With Charlotte Perriand’ at Galerie Filles du Calvaire on the occasion of Paris Design Week.

In 2024 he will act as artistic director of MATTER and SHAPE, a new design salon in the Tuileries Gardens during Paris Fashion Week.

He currently resides in Paris, France.