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Posts Tagged ‘Edwardian’

A Review of 50 Fabulous Frocks at the Fashion Museum, Bath

Jessica Cook wishes the Fashion Museum a very happy fiftieth as she visits their 50 Fabulous Frocks exhibition

Written by Jessica Cook

Fashion Museum, Bath, 50FF Review
Illustration of 1900s champagne fancy dress costume, unknown maker, by Freddy Thorn.

Like any good birthday bash, it begins with champagne; a bottle of 1904 Veuve Clicquot to be exact, taking the form of an elaborate Edwardian fancy dress ensemble.

Recently listed by CNN as one of the top ten fashion museums in the world, Bath’s Fashion Museum has come a long way since its creation by Doris Langley Moore and the Bath City Council in 1963. This is a varied exhibition, featuring 50 of the fashion museums ‘greatest hits’ with dresses spanning across the ages, from one of the oldest dresses in any UK museum (a 1660 piece affectionately known as the ‘Silver Tissue Dress’) to a fresh-off-the-catwalk 2012 Louis Vuitton piece. Eveningwear sits comfortably by poolside attire, sportswear next to corsets; each dress a… read more

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Bora Aksu

Bora Aksu presented The Unknown on Friday 16th September in the BFC Tent at Somerset House. Based on some Edwardian postcards that detailed a great romance it showcased his wonderful use of fabric and cut.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bora Aksu S/S 2012 by Gareth A Hopkins. Nicola Roberts was once more amongst the attendees for The Unknown, online which promised an entire narrative within the collection. Ever the […]

Paul Costelloe by Amber Cassidy, London Fashion Week, SS 2012

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Paul Costelloe

Paul Costelloe once again opened London Fashion Week at the BFC showspace, showcasing his Spring/Summer 2012 collection which was inspired by the 1962 Hollywood classic What Happened to Baby Jane.

Written by Akeela Bhattay

Paul Costelloe S/S 2012 by Gilly Rochester Butterflies doing cartwheels in my tummy and the feeling that my consciousness has surreptitiously tiptoed away, adiposity wanting to take in everything… right […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Corrie Nielsen

Corrie Nielsen returned with her inimitable (and wonderfully bonkers) shapes, showing in the Old Sorting Office on Friday 16 September. Fabulous illustrations courtesy of Joana Faria and Claire Kearns!

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Joana Faria The My Beautiful Fashion venue is once again this season at the Old Sorting Office – a cavernous venue with an eery feeling of days gone […]