JOSEPH’s Louise Trotter in Conversation at the V&A

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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Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos in Conversation at the V&A

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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The Fabric of India – New Exhibition at the V&A

Opening this week and running until 10 January 2016, the new exhibition at the V&A, London, explores the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India. The exhibition showcases over 200 objects from the 3rd to the 21st-century, including Tipu Sultan’s spectacular 18th-century tent, a stunning range of historic costume, highly prized textiles for international trade and cutting-edge fashion by celebrated Indian designers. The Fabric of India brings together the best of the V&A’s world-renowned collection alongside international masterpieces displayed for the first time.

A must-see for any fashion and textile student or designer.


You can read more about the exhibition and the programme of events here.