Laura Ashley Exhibition Launch

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine exhibition at Bath Fashion Museum, which opened with a wonderfully witty and informative speech by Felicity Green OBE, former fashion editor at the Daily Mirror, who, during the 1970s, astutely described the brand’s look as being one of ‘soft-core femininity’ and ‘Victorian type demureness’. Continue reading “Laura Ashley Exhibition Launch”

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Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s at the V&A

Although the 1980s may be best known for its ridiculous shoulder pads and even worse perms, the folk living it up in alternative London clubs at the time cut an altogether more stylish jib. The Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s exhibition at the V&A showcases the bold looks that emerged from the capital’s eclectic club scene and influenced the experimental fashion designers of the decade, including Betty Jackson, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano. Continue reading “Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s at the V&A”