Wendy (1950). English designer. A graduate of the Medway College of Art and Middlesex Polytechnic, Dagworthy launched her ready-to-wear Collection in London in 1972, and quickly developed an international reputation for her casually youthful designs for men and women. Dagworthy often integrated folkloric elements in her clothes, and experimented with contrasting fabrics and patterns, such as ticking and ikat. She closed her company in 1988. She was a member and later director of London Designer Collections, and in September 1998 was named Professor of Fashion at the Royal College of Art.