Monthly Archives: January 2014

COMING SOON

It’s a truly exciting time for menswear (I enjoyed watching the ever lovely Lou Stoppard today on SHOWstudio chairing a round-up of London Collections: Men), so in the next few days I will post some pages from my sketchbooks highlighting my favourite looks from the recent Autumn/Winter 2014 shows. Meanwhile, here’s an invitation from 1989 […]

COME ON MY FRIEND

Earlier this week Wendy Dagworthy announced her retirement. She will leave her position as Dean of School of Material at the Royal College of Art in the summer at the end of this current academic year. Wendy originally joined the RCA in 1998 as course leader and Professor of Fashion and in 2001 became head […]

GOWNS LOVELY MADE OUT OF LACE

For the last few days I have been working on a two new installations at the Fashion Museum in Bath. One is this years major exhibition dedicated to the Georgians (more later), the other is a new edit of the David Sassoon archive, titled A Life in Fashion: Bellville Sassoon Lorcan Mullany. It was a […]

BEE INSPIRED

Yesterday I was happy to go and talk with fashion students at Central Saint Martins about my style hero fashion designer Bill Gibb. They are working on a project to curate an exhibit featuring the college’s archive of Gibb designs. This has been recently bolstered by a donation from the estate of the late Kate […]

I’M GLAD THAT YOU’RE OLDER THAN ME

Happy Birthday Mr Bowie!  I made these felt patches in 1974 referencing the Diamond Dogs album cover. They were both originally sewn onto the back of a red satin bomber jacket, bought mail-order from the small ads in the back of the NME, but later I stitched the BOWIE patch onto the bib of a […]