When: Friday 10 November 2006, 10.30-17.00
Where: Seminar Room 1 @ The Victoria and Albert Museum
Lollipop Dress Bluebeat Style
The arrival of African and Caribbean people in Britain during the 50s and 60s witnessed the blending of various styles. Through talks, discussion and reminiscence, film extracts, photographs and the Swinging Sixties exhibition, we shall explore hair styles, Black style and entertainment, and the impact of the African Diaspora on design. The event will feature new and leading fashion designers, style icons and academics. To have your photographs used as part of our one-day exhibition, send good quality photocopies of your images (in colour where applicable) to the African Caribbean Officer (+44 (0)20 7942 2184) at the V&A, no later than 27 October 2006.
When: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November 2006, 11.00-17.30
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum
Fashion is for everyone at the V&A – Kulture2Couture is an exciting new platform for showcasing and promoting the work of some of London’s most creative African and Caribbean fashion designers. The programme of events repeat for both days and includes dazzling catwalk shows featuring headline designers, a bustling trade fair of fashion, hands-on workshops and master-classes led by industry specialists. This is a partnership project between the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the V&A. For more information go to www.kulture2couture.com