Monthly Archives: July 2013

I AM A POSEUR AND I DON’T CARE

When I was studying fashion at St Martin’s School of Art I used to earn some extra cash by modelling for fashion illustration evening classes. Apparently my ever-changing modes (punky ripped denim and vinyl one day, flouncy pirate flamboyance the next) made me an ideal subject for the group. So, every Tuesday evening after I […]

YOU GAVE YOUR HEART TO EVERY BEDSIT ROOM

The opening of the V&A Club To Catwalk exhibition provided plenty of opportunity to bump into lots of old faces. I was thrilled to meet up with designer Sue Clowes, one of my favourite lady friends from the era. Back in the day, while Sue was busily making clothes for Boy George and the Culture Clubbers, […]

EXHIBIT RCA

So, earlier in the year I was asked by Professor Wendy Dagworthy to curate an installation dedicated to this years graduates of the RCA’s School of Material that includes MA programmes in Ceramic and Glass, Menswear, Womenswear, Accessories, Textiles, Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery. The installation was part of Scoop, the three-day womenswear tradeshow, housed […]

EXHIBIT LA

For the past month I have been working in parallel on two very different exhibits, Laura Ashley The Romantic Heroine, a celebration of the designer at the Fashion Museum in Bath (see photo), and an installation at Phillips auction house in London showcasing the talents of the latest graduates of the School of Material at […]

BON QUATORZE JUILLET

This picture first appeared in BLITZ magazine, #13, July/August 1983. It was part of a story titled Beat The Revolution/Revolt Into Style. It also included models Princess Julia and Felix Howard, who went on to become a KILLER cover boy for The Face styled by Ray Petri and later smooch Madonna in her Open Your […]

WORN: MORE STRIPES AND STARS

Detail from work in progress. Padded blanket wrap, French ticking 83cm x 176cm

DO YOU REMEMBER, YOUR PRESIDENT NIXON?

Photographer: Gill Campbell Model: Ken Flanagan Grooming: Debbie Bunn A version of this photograph appeared in BLITZ magazine, #29 March 1985 From As seen in BLITZ: Fashioning ‘80s Style (ACC Publishing)