Victoria and Albert Museum

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Kate Bethune

Author: Kate Bethune (Assistant Curator Textiles and Fashion)
Elegy and Escapism in East London in the 1980sGuest post by Kasia Maciejowska. The House of Beauty and Culture (HOBAC) was a craft collective at the heart of the London club scene in the late 1980s. They mixed outré camp details with rough industrial textures to pioneer an urban dress code that was taken up by the fashion world in the following decade.Stephen Phillips, owner of cult vintage...
Author: Kate Bethune (Assistant curator - Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s)
This summer the V&A will host its first exhibition devoted to 1980s London fashion, 'Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s'. When I was first asked if I would like to be the assistant curator on the project, I obviously jumped at the opportunity, although I confess I too conjured up images in my mind of shoulder pads, legwarmers and bad perms! Thankfully this exhibition will do...