Conferences and study days Past event Saturday, 26 November 2016 – Saturday, 18 March 2017

Sartorial Style

Explore centuries of male style. Discover men in pink, what dandies wore in the Edo period in Japan and where Saville Row meets Street Style.

  • Saturday, 18 March 2017

  • 11.00 - 16.30

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £50.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    Call us to book, Monday-Sunday 9.00 – 17.30 (closed 24-26 December)

This study day will bring together the expertise of V&A curators, with writers, designers, and researchers reflecting on centuries of male style, from samurais to tailoring and male fashion now.

Explore trends in European and British male fashions from 16th century portraits to 18th century pieces in the V&A collection. Listen to Anna Jackson keeper of the Department of Asia and author of Kimono: the art and evolution of Japanese fashion, discussing male kimono of the Edo period in Japan. Mark Powell described as 'an artist with a needle and thread' will be in conversation with Paul Gorman discussing his unique approaching to tailoring, 'where Saville Row meets street style' and his clients ranging from David Bowie to Bradley Wiggins.

Back to the top