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Out and About:   London, UK

Design Museum

Event:  Design Late/ Tailor Made

Friday, 7 March – 6.30 to 10.30

An evening in examination of the modern man and tailoring

– Panel discussion with Stefan Siegal, owner of Not Just Another Label (NJAL);

menswear designer Joseph Turvey,   Eve Marie Kuijestermann of Fred Perry,

photographer/blogger Garcon Jon

– hands on session on collar and cuff making

– discussion on intricacies of garment construction … and much more

Ticket price also includes entrance to current exhibition:

Hello My Name is Paul Smith


£14.85 Adult
£11.15 Student
£7.45 Member*

T 020 79408783
Ticketweb (booking fee applies)

It’s almost here! A reminder …

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Upcoming exhibition:  The Glamour of Italian Fashion,  1945 – 2014 

5 April – 27 July 2014. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 will be a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story will be explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy’s reputation for quality and style.

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The Museum of London

Current exhibition:   The Anatomy of a Suit

(image from museumoflondon.org.uk):

As the capital gets set to celebrate men’s fashion with London Collections: Men, we unpick the secrets of the suit with a free display in the Sackler Hall. Using historical suit jackets from markets across the capital, we’ve dissected a selection of historical jackets in order to trace the technical genius lurking underneath the suit’s surface.

Previous research into the suit has at times overlooked the fact that it is a feat of engineering, with the ability to transform the body. Since the secrets of the suit are hidden on the inside, it’s easy to see why. It’s only through deconstructing the suit jacket and turning it inside out that we can bring its technical genius to the fore.
Timothy Long, Fashion Curator

Until 27 April 2014


The Museum of London

Current exhibition:   The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels

(image from ibtauris.com):

A major exhibition investigating the secrets of the Cheapside Hoard. This extraordinary and priceless treasure of late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones – displayed in its entirety for the first time in over a century – was discovered in 1912, buried in a cellar on Cheapside in the City of London.

Through new research and state-of-the-art technology, the exhibition will showcase the wealth of insights the Hoard offers on Elizabethan and Jacobean London – as a centre of craftsmanship and conspicuous consumption, at the crossroads of the Old and New Worlds. It will also explore the mysteries that remain, lost among the cataclysmic events of the mid-17th century: who owned the Hoard, when and why was it hidden, and why was it never reclaimed? –

Until 27 April 2014

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