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Bath in Fashion Week 13th to 20th April 2013

PUBLISHED: 17:17 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 22:17 26 February 2013

50 Fabulous Dresses - Red and navy blue lace dress, Erdem 2009, copyright Chris Moore

50 Fabulous Dresses - Red and navy blue lace dress, Erdem 2009, copyright Chris Moore

The glorious and glamorous will descend on Bath in April to celebrate the fourth annual Bath in Fashion week


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The glorious and glamorous will descend on Bath in April to celebrate the fourth annual Bath in Fashion week

Georgian Bath will be the backdrop for a week-long festival showcasing the people who make fashion happen today, yesterday and tomorrow.

In a breath-taking whirlwind tour of the fashion world will include catwalk shows, exhibitions and installations, talks, pop-up workshops and opportunities for debate and discussion all celebrating the many faces of fashion. Using the theme of Looking at Fashion for 2013, the focus will be on fashion illustration and photography. Bringing together a glamorous cocktail of art and fashion, the Abbey Hotel is staging an exhibition, Art in Fashion, with artists like Peter Clark and Emma Cowlam coordinated by Modern ArtBuyer.

An installation has been specially commissioned by illustrator/artist Julie Verhoeven is known for her bold, crazy-coloured designs. This artwork at the Holburne Museum will patchwork together the historical and the everyday, the painterly and the punk featuring fantastical figures offering a new take on the classical Gainsborough Portraits that were themselves the Georgian version of celebrity culture.

Ladies, Lets Rip! is a bespoke installation, sponsored by Bath Spa University. This unique installation presents a rare opportunity to gain an insight in to the world and work of Julie Verhoeven, who has collaborated internationally with labels like Louis Vuitton, Versace, H&M and Mulberry.

Julie said, I am super excited to be involved with Bath in Fashion. The Fashion Museum in Bath has always been a constant in my life and I love the Holburne, its so stunning and serene.

During his career David Downton has drawn the worlds most beautiful women (from actress Elizabeth Hurley to supermodel Erin OConnor) in his own inimitable style and captured the most glittering extravagances of Paris haute couture. The much in demand illustrator will host a drawing master class to share some of the glamorous secrets of his sketchbook.

A city centre pop-up workshop will reveal exactly what goes into making those must-have designer handbags; this fascinating display by British Bag Makers will provide fashion fans with the chance to see a team of talented artisans create a unique collection of specially designed bags before their very eyes.

Following the recent stand-out fashion moment at London Fashion Week, Bath in Fashion is excited to welcome Michael Bush, who created flamboyant stage costumes for King of Pop Michael Jackson for a quarter of a century. Lady Gagas favourite milliner Philip Treacy accessorised his outrageous hats at London Fashion Week with the military style uniforms that were once worn by Jackson. Michael Bush will be presenting a talk and signing copies of his new book Dressing Michael Jackson: The King of Style.

Other talks include Baths own style guru and writer Iain R Webb, who will offer a glimpse into eighties fashion with a talk on his new book, As seen in BLITZ, and fashion writer Chloe Fox, whose new book Vogue on Alexander McQueen, lavishly chronicles the extraordinary career of one of British Fashions most visionary designers.

The catwalk shows staged by renowned London Fashion Week producer John Walford and styled by pop and TV favourite Rebekah Roy with the latest looks for Spring/Summer 2013.

Bath in Fashion celebrates contemporary fashion but also reflects on fashion roots with an exhibit at the Fashion Museum of Fifty Fabulous Frocks to mark the museums fiftieth birthday. The Holburne Museum, now transformed with its dramatic Eric Parry extension, showcases Painted Pomp a unique collection of portraits by William Larkin showing the intricacies of Jacobean court dress and the significant wealth of the subjects. Sir Roy Strong, acknowledged expert on Jacobean portraits and former director of the V&A, will be among the headline speakers for Bath in Fashion 2013.

Festival chairman Sarah Mansfield is director of Milsom Place. She said: The festival promises to portray fashionable Bath in a new light bringing together top designers, commentators, photographers and illustrators under the banner of Looking at Fashion.

Always stimulating, innovative and diverse, Bath in Fashion will bring world class speakers and artists to our World Heritage city. It is radical, inspiring and we hope fun.

More events in the programme include Fashion Your Future, a window into the world of fashion with a panel of experts drawn from different areas of the fashion industry chaired by Louise Pickles, and sponsored by Bath Spa University; Bath in Fashion on Film at the Little Theatre Cinema; and Vintage Sunday with Bath Vintage Fashion Fair, Mrs Stokes Secret Tea Party, vintage motors and a vintage pattern workshop. Other workshops include Colour in Design, a knitting workshop with knitwear guru and Vogue Knitting designer Brandon Mably of the Kaffe Fassett studio.

Thursday late night shopping becomes a glam girly affair with Bath Life Fashions Night Out and Saturday Shop the City will see fashions exploding onto the street in a city-wide celebration of the latest styles with in-store events and promotions.

A small working factory will pop-up in Bath to help celebrate the return of British manufacture to luxury leather bag-making. Fashion celebrities like Stephen Jones will be invited to design a bag which will be made as one-of-a-kind during the week for all to see.

Bath Fashion Museum launches Fifty Fabulous Frocks to mark its 50th birthday of its world-class collection of historic and fashionable dress during the event and the Norman Parkinson Archive is working with the festival to stage a unique exhibition to mark the centenary of the birth of one of Britains most influential fashion photographers at the Octagon at Milsom Place will be curated by Roland Mouret who famously created the iconic Galaxy dress, one of fashions most sought-after dresses that first appeared on Mourets catwalk in 2005.

Not only will there be an opportunity to view some of the 20th centurys most iconic fashion images, but this exhibition also brings to light examples of Parkinsons less well-known work, never publicly exhibited before. The exhibition runs from 13 April.

Roland said: Parkinson is one of the first photographers to give his models the expression of movement, which allows the movement itself to become the centre piece of his pictures. I love that the clothes were just following that movement. n

For further information please visit www.bathinfashion.co.uk


Fashioncapital


The glorious and glamorous will descend on Bath in April to celebrate the fourth annual Bath in Fashion week

Georgian Bath will be the backdrop for a week-long festival showcasing the people who make fashion happen today, yesterday and tomorrow.



In a breath-taking whirlwind tour of the fashion world will include catwalk shows, exhibitions and installations, talks, pop-up workshops and opportunities for debate and discussion all celebrating the many faces of fashion. Using the theme of Looking at Fashion for 2013, the focus will be on fashion illustration and photography. Bringing together a glamorous cocktail of art and fashion, the Abbey Hotel is staging an exhibition, Art in Fashion, with artists like Peter Clark and Emma Cowlam coordinated by Modern ArtBuyer.


An installation has been specially commissioned by illustrator/artist Julie Verhoeven is known for her bold, crazy-coloured designs. This artwork at the Holburne Museum will patchwork together the historical and the everyday, the painterly and the punk featuring fantastical figures offering a new take on the classical Gainsborough Portraits that were themselves the Georgian version of celebrity culture.


Ladies, Lets Rip! is a bespoke installation, sponsored by Bath Spa University. This unique installation presents a rare opportunity to gain an insight in to the world and work of Julie Verhoeven, who has collaborated internationally with labels like Louis Vuitton, Versace, H&M and Mulberry.


Julie said, I am super excited to be involved with Bath in Fashion. The Fashion Museum in Bath has always been a constant in my life and I love the Holburne, its so stunning and serene.


During his career David Downton has drawn the worlds most beautiful women (from actress Elizabeth Hurley to supermodel Erin OConnor) in his own inimitable style and captured the most glittering extravagances of Paris haute couture. The much in demand illustrator will host a drawing master class to share some of the glamorous secrets of his sketchbook.


A city centre pop-up workshop will reveal exactly what goes into making those must-have designer handbags; this fascinating display by British Bag Makers will provide fashion fans with the chance to see a team of talented artisans create a unique collection of specially designed bags before their very eyes.


Following the recent stand-out fashion moment at London Fashion Week, Bath in Fashion is excited to welcome Michael Bush, who created flamboyant stage costumes for King of Pop Michael Jackson for a quarter of a century. Lady Gagas favourite milliner Philip Treacy accessorised his outrageous hats at London Fashion Week with the military style uniforms that were once worn by Jackson. Michael Bush will be presenting a talk and signing copies of his new book Dressing Michael Jackson: The King of Style.


Other talks include Baths own style guru and writer Iain R Webb, who will offer a glimpse into eighties fashion with a talk on his new book, As seen in BLITZ, and fashion writer Chloe Fox, whose new book Vogue on Alexander McQueen, lavishly chronicles the extraordinary career of one of British Fashions most visionary designers.


The catwalk shows staged by renowned London Fashion Week producer John Walford and styled by pop and TV favourite Rebekah Roy with the latest looks for Spring/Summer 2013.


Bath in Fashion celebrates contemporary fashion but also reflects on fashion roots with an exhibit at the Fashion Museum of Fifty Fabulous Frocks to mark the museums fiftieth birthday. The Holburne Museum, now transformed with its dramatic Eric Parry extension, showcases Painted Pomp a unique collection of portraits by William Larkin showing the intricacies of Jacobean court dress and the significant wealth of the subjects. Sir Roy Strong, acknowledged expert on Jacobean portraits and former director of the V&A, will be among the headline speakers for Bath in Fashion 2013.


Festival chairman Sarah Mansfield is director of Milsom Place. She said: The festival promises to portray fashionable Bath in a new light bringing together top designers, commentators, photographers and illustrators under the banner of Looking at Fashion.


Always stimulating, innovative and diverse, Bath in Fashion will bring world class speakers and artists to our World Heritage city. It is radical, inspiring and we hope fun.


More events in the programme include Fashion Your Future, a window into the world of fashion with a panel of experts drawn from different areas of the fashion industry chaired by Louise Pickles, and sponsored by Bath Spa University; Bath in Fashion on Film at the Little Theatre Cinema; and Vintage Sunday with Bath Vintage Fashion Fair, Mrs Stokes Secret Tea Party, vintage motors and a vintage pattern workshop. Other workshops include Colour in Design, a knitting workshop with knitwear guru and Vogue Knitting designer Brandon Mably of the Kaffe Fassett studio.


Thursday late night shopping becomes a glam girly affair with Bath Life Fashions Night Out and Saturday Shop the City will see fashions exploding onto the street in a city-wide celebration of the latest styles with in-store events and promotions.


A small working factory will pop-up in Bath to help celebrate the return of British manufacture to luxury leather bag-making. Fashion celebrities like Stephen Jones will be invited to design a bag which will be made as one-of-a-kind during the week for all to see.


Bath Fashion Museum launches Fifty Fabulous Frocks to mark its 50th birthday of its world-class collection of historic and fashionable dress during the event and the Norman Parkinson Archive is working with the festival to stage a unique exhibition to mark the centenary of the birth of one of Britains most influential fashion photographers at the Octagon at Milsom Place will be curated by Roland Mouret who famously created the iconic Galaxy dress, one of fashions most sought-after dresses that first appeared on Mourets catwalk in 2005.


Not only will there be an opportunity to view some of the 20th centurys most iconic fashion images, but this exhibition also brings to light examples of Parkinsons less well-known work, never publicly exhibited before. The exhibition runs from 13 April.


Roland said: Parkinson is one of the first photographers to give his models the expression of movement, which allows the movement itself to become the centre piece of his pictures. I love that the clothes were just following that movement.


For further information please visit www.bathinfashion.co.uk


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