When : Monday 31 October 2016, 19.00 – 20.45
Where : The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A
Moroccan-born Joseph Ettedgui sparked a revolution when he emerged on the London fashion scene in 1972. Subverting the ideas of feminine dressing, he took the woman’s wardrobe and reinvented it through a masculine scope, creating luxury essentials that would slot into the lifestyle of a woman not obsessed with labels or trends, but who is quietly confident in her own style. Join Creative Director Louise Trotter in conversation with the FT’s Fashion Editor Jo Ellison, as she discusses the impact Joseph had on her formative influences and how these filter through into her own vision for the brand today. From showing on schedule at London Fashion Week to global expansion, the JOSEPH brand is embarking on its own revolution.
Monday 31 October: 19.00 – 20.00 (talk); 20.00 – 20.45 (refreshments)
£15 (including wine reception)
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Tue 26 April 2016 18:30 – 19:30
Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are two creative forces that have come together to form the Peter Pilotto fashion house. Pilotto is half-Austrian, half-Italian and De Vos is half-Belgian, half-Peruvian. Their fusion of cultures is reflected on their catwalk, in sensuous combinations of constructed and flowing: couture fabrics, form-enhancing cuts and intricately engineered prints are parts of the label’s enduring signature. The Peter Pilotto signature of graphic, eye-popping and technically innovative prints, combined with elegant and innovative cutting, draping and tailoring, results in a unique wardrobe of exceptional clothing for the twenty-first century woman. Join the designers in discussion with the writer and director Kinvara Balfour.
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Liberty and Co. in the Fifties and Sixties
Thursday 14 January, 6–8pm
With Liberty archivist Anna Buruma
Hear the history of the world-famous London style and design institution Liberty and Co. during the 1950s and 1960s from Liberty archivist and expert Anna Buruma.
Accompanied by rare illustrations from the Liberty archive, Anna Buruma will document how Liberty learned from its mistakes and, indeed, successes to remain one of London’s most revered retailers for over 140 years.
The event starts at 6pm with a glass of wine in the Museum foyer; the talk follows at 6.15pm for 6.30pm in the Fashion Studio and lasts for approximately one hour including the chance to ask questions at the end. It is followed by a book signing. Ticket includes admission to LIBERTY IN FASHION exhibition and guests are welcome to view the exhibition before or after the event.
Anna Buruma is the author of ‘Liberty and Co. in the Fifties and Sixties’. She works as a freelance researcher and has been the archivist at Liberty since 1995 and curator at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design since 2005.
Price £15 / £12 students includes a complimentary drink and exhibition entry.
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