Monthly Archives: April 2013

PUNK ROCKS

This article appears in The Independent newspaper today: “Punk is definitely part of my history. I’ll never get rid of that,” says Dame Vivienne Westwood, before adding: “Everything has changed today, it’s hard to think now that punk was shocking. Now anything goes.” But, in 1976 punk – the music, the clothes and the defiant […]

MADCAP JAP

JAP’s dress was described as a ‘sack shirt’ when it was featured in Vogue, March 1st 1977. It cost £45 and was available from Jap and Joseph. Photographer: Alex Chatelain

JAP

In 1977 this oversized khaki cotton shirtdress by JAP, the label designed by Kenzo Takada, caused a storm of protest in the local Bath press when it was chosen as the Fashion Museum’s Dress of the Year by Ann Boyd, fashion editor of the Observer. This was the second year running that Kenzo had received […]

WELL HUNG AND SNOW WHITE TAN

ZIGGY soft sculpture 27cm x 7cm PVC MOONAGE DAYDREAM, The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust, Photographs by Mick Rock, Text by David Bowie (Cassell Illustrated)

TELL LAURA I LOVE HER

Just off to photograph over thirty glorious Laura Ashley dresses at the Fashion Museum as part of the promotional material for LAURA ASHLEY – The Romantic Heroine, the summer show that will be staged in the Ballroom at the Assembly Rooms, 13 July – 26 August 2013 (more later)…

BEAUTIFUL FREAK

I’m happy to report that the Beautiful Freaks – From Blitz kids to As seen in BLITZ magazine talk last night seemed to go down well. It was a real treat to spend the evening tripping down Memory Lane with Princess Julia who looked, as ever, the business. The look? A cross between Rachel from […]

THE BIF BAG

Of course, there are a couple of tweaks I would make (hey, I work in fashion!) So, while Liz and Andrew refer to the bag as decidedly ‘understated’ I could do without the navy trim on the front flap and might now line the bag throughout with the shock of orange mesh. But, other than […]