24 November 2010


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17 November 2010


The Fashion Careers Clinic Guide: How To Prepare For a Career in Fashion by Stephanie Finnan, published by Adelita ltd. RRP: £12.99

15 November 2010


Vanners silks will be selling some of their Couture silk fabrics on Monday 22nd November between 12pm and 4pm in the main foyer. Please make sure you go along to have a look...


19 November 2010 - 25 April 2011 at the Museum of Fashion and Textiles. Sue Timney is the celebrated designer whose company, Timney-Fowler, is best known for its distinctive graphic black and white imagery. It is also one of a rare breed of design companies whose work flows effortlessly between fashion and interiors.

10 November 2010

Mary Lu Pop Up Shop

Lucy and Mary will be showing their exciting collections of Vintage, Retro and Modern Fashion as well as customised and recycled accessories and home wares, unique kitsch gifts, art work, and lots more at;

Wednesday 24 November 6-9pm
Thurs 25th Fri 26th and Sat 27th Nov 10-5pm
@ Slice, Culver St West, Colchester

Vintage Vogue - Sunday 5 December
The Essex Vintage Fair 10 – 4pm
Brentwood School Sports Centre
Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood.

The Minories Christmas Market
Saturday 11 December 10 – 4pm
The Minories, High St Colchester

For more information
lucytiffney@yahoo.co.uk m 07977099734
maryratcliffe8@aol.com m 07702244880

40 Years of kenzo

click here for more information

9 November 2010

Winter Lights - Cuckoo Farm

The Annual Winter selling exhibition is on this weekend at Cuckoo Farm Studios Don't miss your chance to buy unique original artwork from local and regional artists and crafts people. Click here for more info

East meets West: Fashion events at the Barbican

Future Fabric (11th Nov 6.30): Explore the convergence of fashion and technology with Philip Delamore, digital printing textile guru, showcasing works from his studio.

What Future Fashion Fabrication (11th Nov 7.30):Author Bradley Quinn investigates technology's meetings with fashion including insights from Jane Harris and Carole Collet of the Art's Textiles Futures Research Group

Black (18th Nov 6.30):Cult blogger Diane Pernet joins design duo Black in conversation, then its time to sip on a cocktail whilst watching a special selection of Black themed films!

East Meets West (25th Nov 7.30): Author Barbara Vinken, scholar Nicolas Cambridge and Toshio Watanabe take an illuminating look at the enormous impact that Japanese aesthetics has had on western fashion and culture.

Reinvention (2nd Dec 6.30): Cult artist/designer Noki talks about his future with his new fashion house The NHS. Plus bored of your wardrobe? Why not let glamorous haberdashery Pick Your Fingers help you create new outfits out of your old clothes.....
Check out the Barbican website for details

8 November 2010

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5 November 2010


A conference for fashion, textiles and other design & creative marketing students organised by the Trend Boutique. Covering sustainability, environmental, ethical and
global issues and featuringsome of the pioneering names in this arena.
Wednesday 24th November 2010
10.30 – 16.00 (Doors open from 9.45 am)
The Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
To Book Your Place:
Tickets are £30 per student or £50 per lecturer & can be purchased via the following methods:
By telephone: The Trend Boutique on 0115 952 9116 or 0115 950 7079
Online at See Tickets www.seetickets.com (please note an additional booking fee & postage costs will apply)
For group bookings contact The Trend Boutique on the above number.
Terms & Conditions Apply – see website for further details

3 November 2010


Amy Beckwith, a graduate from Colchester School of Art Design and Media is showcasing some of her work in an exhibition held at Essex University. The collection takes inspiration from 18th century decorative arts, observing natural world paintings of that period.
Gallery H+H - Health and Human Science Building, Essex university; 25th October - 10th December, Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm


Written and directed by Academy Award winner Jane Campion, Bright Star is a riveting drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats’ untimely death at age 25. Ben Whishaw (The International, I’m Not There) and Abbie Cornish (Stop-Loss, Elizabeth: The Golden Age) star as Keats and Brawne, respectively. The film is co-produced by Jan Chapman and Caroline Hewitt.


Fashion East: The Spectre That Haunted Socialism' (MIT Press, £25.95), by Djurdja Bartlett. One for the Christmas list?


The long awaited collection by Alber Elbaz, Lanvin's artistic director, for the high street giants goes on sale on November 23 in selected H&M stores nationwide, and this is definitely one collaboration worth getting out of bed early for.

Expect queues around the block for Elbaz's signature cocktail dresses, appliqué T-shirts, ladylike shoes and glamorous accessories.

2 November 2010


Take a look at the V&A Channel - the V&A's on-line film Magazine... This is where you can find films from every corner of the museum. Search for People or Things. here