edwin oudshoorn couture

Edwin Oudshoorn makes clothing but does not limit himself to what is currently in fashion. Instead, much of his work comes from the observation of people and places around him. He graduated from the Design Academy in Arnhem in 2004 with a collection based on his experiences growing up in a small village. Since then, … Continue Reading

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alexander mcqueen: savage beauty

The exhibition, organised by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression … Continue Reading

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american woman: fashioning a national identity

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity is the first Costume Institute exhibition drawn from the newly established Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Met. It explores developing perceptions of the modern American woman from 1890 to 1940 and how they have affected the way American women are seen today. Focusing on archetypes of American femininity … Continue Reading

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enchanted palace

Kensington Palace is being transformed. As the walls of the palace are being shaken by a £12 million renovation project the rubble and the dust is unleashing powerful and secret stories about the lives of Kensington’s princesses. At the heart of the Enchanted Palace journey is a quest for the seven princesses who once lived … Continue Reading

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grace kelly’s wardrobe

The spectacular wardrobe of Grace Kelly will be on display at the V&A. Tracing the evolution of her style from her days as one of Hollywood’s most popular actresses in the 1950s and as Princess Grace of Monaco, the display will present over 50 of Grace Kelly’s outfits together with hats, jewellery and the original … Continue Reading

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ziad ghanem

Dubbed the ‘Cult Couturier’ Ziad Ghanem combines his cutting edge couture skills with easy-to-wear fabrics and raw street elements. Established as a ready-to-wear designer for both men and women Ziad’s uber underground label is breaking new ground with bespoke designs, private commissions and junior line: Maiden Britain. Merging a kaleidoscope of inspirations and techniques Ziad’s … Continue Reading

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