After studying at St Martin's School of Art and the London School of fashion, Lee Bender's name became synonymous with the renowned Bus Stop chain of boutiques which she owned and for which she designed all collections, accessories and print fabrics.
The "Lee Bender at Bus Stop" label has become a highly collectable 70s classic and her work is frequently referenced alongside that of Biba and Ossie Clark, as well as being displayed in exhibitions at such places as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of London. in recent years she has been working as a design and fashion consultant throughout the world including prestigious projects in Europe and as far a field as Hong Kong, Korea India and Nepal.
Lee's unique illustrations draw from a vast experience of the fashion industry and her in-depth knowledge of the current fashion scene, and blur the artificial boundaries between fashion and art.
She is currently pioneering the technique of combining branded images with her own lively freehand illustration offering an alternative to the same-ness of so much "computer-generated" illustration.
See Lee's Fashion Designs and illustrations at