PUBLISHED: 13:12 17 March 2015 | UPDATED: 13:12 17 March 2015
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If you are a dedicated follower of fashion you will have Bath in Fashion 2015 (21-29 March) on your radar.
Speakers include designers Anna Sui, Roksanda Ilincic and Holly Fulton, Style.com fashion critic Tim Blanks plus blogger Susie Lau.
The Royal School of Needlework (RSN) is famous for high profile assignments like embellishing the Sarah Burton wedding dress for The Duchess of Cambridge but is also in demand by fashion designers like Erdem and Savile Row’s Patrick Grant. RSN’s Chief Executive, Dr Susan Kay-Williams, will present a lecture on the organisation’s connections with fashion today.
Venetia Porter will be talking about her mother’s work with editor Laura McLaws Helms to co-incide with the exhibition at London’s Fashion & Textile Museum; Bohemian Chic: 70’s Fashion by Thea Porter.
Savage Beauty is the new must-see exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, celebrating the work of Alexander McQueen. Susannah Frankel of Grazia joins Tim Blanks during Bath in Fashion to discuss the life and work of the famous designer.
Vintage Sunday features William Banks Blaney, self-styled ‘King of Vintage’ and Nicky Albrechtsen on Vintage Fashion Complete, said to be the most comprehensive guide to vintage fashion ever produced.
Amber Jane Butchart, editor of Nautical Chic celebrates high fashion on the high seas and Dress of the Year chronicles 50 years of this award by Bath’s Fashion Museum. Rosemary Harden, manager of the museum, talks about embroidery within the collection.
Say hello to generation FAB (Fifty And Beyond). Age is all the rage and nobody understands this more than former fashion editor Alyson Walsh, who believes you don’t have to have youth to have style. Meet Alyson for tea and scones at the Francis Hotel to hear about her definitive guide to staying stylish forever.
Once again the Bath Business Improvement District has galvanised Bath businesses to put on a jam packed week of shopping and style.
Listen to a fascinating history of headline sponsor Jolly’s, one of Europe’s oldest department stores, which has recently seen a multi-million pound makeover. Mark Winstanley, Creative Director of The White Company, joins the conversation with Greg Ingham, Chair of Creative Bath and Kate Walsh of Pandora (former finalist on the Apprentice) talks jewellery trends.
Jaeger is also getting involved with a series of Jaeger talks, including its own Creative Director, Sheila McCane Wade, exploring the cherished brand’s new creative vision fashion and its role in the resurgence of British manufacturing.