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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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The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS Interview with designer Philip Colbert

Our exclusive interview with The Rodnik Band designer Philip Colbert, talking about his work and the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection in collaboration with the Environmental Justice Foundation.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

The Rodnik Band SS12 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ by Claire Jones Art You studied History of Art and Philosophy. Tell me a little about these roots, how you ended up […]

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Introducing The Rodnik Band: S/S 2012 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ Diffusion Line for ASOS

We paid an exclusive visit to the studio of unique British brand The Rodnik Band to preview the launch of a diffusion line for ASOS from his S/S 2012 'Cod Save The Sea' collection. In part one we introduce designer Philip Colbert.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

The Rodnik Band SS12 ‘Cod Save The Sea’ by Helena Maratheftis On a fine London morning in early June – I know, hard to believe – I had the privilege […]

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Photography Book Review: Jim Lee, Arrested

We review the book accompanying a recent exhibition of Fashion Photographer legend Jim Lee at Somerset House

Written by Alia Gargum

‘Aeroplane’ photograph courtesy of Jo Reeder PR, all other photography by Alia Gargum If there is one thing I could easily spend all my money on, it’s art books. Beautifully […]

Fashion on Film: L’Amour Fou

Pierre Thoretton's L'Amour Fou is a biographical documentary exploring Yves Saint Laurent's illustrious life, narrated by his partner of fifty years, Pierre Berge. There's fashion, art and feuds aplenty…

Written by Matt Bramford

Yves Saint Laurent by Krister Selin The relationship between a fashion designer and his business manager-cum-lover isn’t a new concept to cinema. Anybody who has seen Valentino: The Last Emperor […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Presentation Review: Kingston MA

The Kingston MA Fashion Presentation returned once again to Vauxhall Fashion Scout this season and featured some fiddly, scented and even mouldy fashion! Held at Freemasons' Hall on Friday 16th September.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Stephanie Nieuwenhuyse by Alia Gargum Located in Kingston upon Thames, South West London, Kingston University London doesn’t seem to have a buzzing reputation for academia. But with art the institution […]

Yves Saint Laurent : Retrospective : Petit Palais, Paris

The fashion capital and haute couture haven pays tribute to Yves Saint Laurent, charting his rise and rise through fashion, at the Petit Palais, Paris.

Written by Siobhan Fagan

Yves Saint Laurent, illustrated by Kayleigh Bluck When in the fashion capital, to miss a much talked about exhibition that focuses on the ‘prince of fashion’ would be a crime. […]

An interview with Laura Mackness

Laura Mackness talks us through the role illustration plays in her bold geometric designs and the aspects of fashion she finds the most inspiring...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Laura Mackness graduated from Louise Wilson’s stella MA in Womenswear Fashion at Central Saint Martins in 2009 with a breathtaking collection where the cut and block colour of the fabric […]

Grace Kelly: Style Icon

A very fashionable tribute to actress turned princess Grace Kelly opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum…

Written by Amelie Skoda

As a movie star-turned-princess, Grace Kelly’s fashion choices were always well-documented by the media in her lifetime, and it’s no surprise that the new exhibition of her wardrobe at the […]

Lee Alexander McQueen – An Irreplaceable Inspiration

Two months on, Georgia Takacs speaks to Carly Moroney, reflecting on what the death of Alexander McQueen will mean to the art students and young creatives who worshipped him.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Today there is only one thing on the minds of those working in the fashion sphere: the untimely departure of Alexander McQueen. At the grand age of 68, our Vivienne […]

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Twist Baby Twist at the Fashion and Textile Museum

A celebration of the swinging sixties

Written by Coco Watts

Images throughout courtesy of both Fashion and Textile museum and Felicitie’s Designer showroom A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Twist Baby Twist event at […]