Couture Fashion and Scottish Textiles

Past event Wednesday 27 April 2022
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    Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

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  • Free

  • This event will be BSL interpreted

  • Planning to be in the museum on 27 March?

    This online event will be live-streamed into the Juniper Auditorium, just drop in and watch

Explore the history and influence of Scottish textiles in couture fashion

Join Fiona Anderson, Author of 'Tweed' to explore the history, design and consumption of Scottish fabrics.

From rural beginnings to the couture houses of Paris, Scottish wool textiles continue to be influential in fashion across the globe. Fiona will discuss her research into the international design impact of fabrics from Scotland, examples of which can be explored in our Scottish Design Galleries.

Using new research into the private archives of Chanel, Dior and Balenciaga, Fiona will explore the important relationships between Scottish designers and manufacturers and Paris-based couture houses.

Dr Fiona Anderson is a Lecturer in Design History and Theory at Glasgow School of Art. She also teaches at Edinburgh College of Art and is a Trustee of the Design History Society. Fiona was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland.

Image: Suit made with fabric by Bernat Klein, designed by Edwin Hardy Amies, c.1970, ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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