Monthly Archives: June 2013

MORE SCARVES

I have always loved the scarves. This was one of the first pictures I styled of Amanda Cazalet, c. 1984, when she still had her head shaved at the sides. This was obviously too much for the Mail on Sunday colour supplement, where this image appeared as part of a double-page fashion story called, Under […]

HEAD SQUARED

I’m happy to see the head square being revived at the Resort 2014 collections (especially after it’s appearance on the catwalk at J.W.Anderson’s Spring/Summer 2013 menswear show). My favourite from Resort was the floral coat worn with headscarf securely knotted on the chin (always a favourite with me – see the cover of my latest […]

BLITZED!

Who knew we were a musical too! BLITZ! the musical by Lionel Bart (his follow-up to Oliver!), opened at the Adelphi Theatre on May 8th 1962 and ran for 568 performances. Billed as the most costly musical of its time, the LP cover notes read: ‘A breathtaking theatrical adventure which restores spectacle…on a huge imaginative […]

REVOLT INTO STYLE (REVISITED)

As part of the lead up to the opening of the V&A exhibition, ‘Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s’, I was asked by the editor of V&A Magazine to write a personal recollection of the era. The following appears in the latest issue. The magazine cover pictured has been especially designed by Terry […]

MINI OR MAXI?

So the hemline debate still rages on… Yesterday I took part in a work review for 2nd Year FCP (Fashion Communication with Promotion) magazine project at Central Saint Martins and was thrilled to see two stylish gentlemen in the class wearing dresses – one a short grey shift and the other, a long black jersey […]

SEE ME, FEEL ME

I just got back from Holland where I was curating the Royal College of Art exhibit at the MoBA Biennale Arnhem. As promised here is a look at the display featuring left to right: Seung Yeon Jee (womenswear 2013), Lucy Hammond x 2 (womenswear knitwear 2012), Zac Marshall (2012 menswear) and Liam Hodges (2013 menswear). […]

WITH CLOGS ON

I’m in Holland…looking for clogs. Actually, I’m here to curate the Royal College of Art exhibit at the M°BA (Fashion Biennale Arnhem). The theme, selected by future forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort is Fetishism in Fashion. The RCA display is titled, SEE ME, FEEL ME, and is all about how particular clothes make you feel (powerful, vulnerable, […]