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Monday, 30 January 2012

'Style and Subversion'

On a very quick trip to the Victoria and Albert museum last Friday I managed to catch the Postmodernism exhibition 'Style and Subversion' 1970-1990.

Postmodernism is a movement in architecture that rejected modernist avant garde passion for the new. Artists and designers from this period wanted to create modern designs with a hint of classical forms from the past. After the modern age (post) its a step back to the past to create something even more modern.This movement rapidly influenced all areas of popular culture including art, film, music, graphics and fashion.

I wasn't sure if I would like the show, I thought it may be a bit retro and '80's but I found it very interesting particularity the use of collage in some of the work. I loved seeing the Leigh Bowery costumes from the Michael Clark shows and an outfit from Vivienne Westwood's 'Punkacture' collection. There was a real mix of work that created an exciting show and it was enjoyable visiting this era again.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

New dress code at Ascot

Some interesting articles in the press today about the introduction of a new dress code at Royal Ascot which states;

"Hats should be worn; a headpiece which has a base of four inches (10cm) or more in diameter is acceptable as an alternative to a hat"

Daily Telegraph: Royal Ascot to tighten dress code

The Guardian: Royal Ascot pins down hat guidelines

If you'd like to discuss your own individual requirements for ladies day and ensure that you don't fall foul of any Royal Enclosure dress codes, please get in touch! When commissioning your hat, I am always happy to discuss colour and fabric preferences to achieve the perfect look for your outfit.

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