15  Unknown Artist Lettice Newdigate aged wo 1606  Arbury Hall Warwickshire  Courtesy of Private Col

15 Unknown Artist Lettice Newdigate aged wo 1606 Arbury Hall Warwickshire Courtesy of Private Col

Unknown Artist, Lettice Newdigate aged two 1606 Arbury Hall Warwickshire Courtesy of Private Collection



Phillip Treacy Orchid

Phillip Treacy Orchid

Philip Treacy Orchid

Fashion and Gardens with Nicola Shulman, 06/03/14

Like gardeners working in their gardens, the modern fashion world follows a seasonal cycle, always looking ahead to the next season, trying to anticipate the changes of light, temperature, mood and scale that await at the turn of the year.  We deck out our gardens as we do our bodies, to magnify our sense of the four seasons: our ideal dress and our ideal garden amplify the impressions of the passing months and help us to experience our lives with more intensity.  Both gardens and dress aim to bring a sense of occasion to a season.  Midsummer is more authentic if passed among muslin and roses; russet velvet and gold-licked chrysanthemums concentrate our sense that autumn has arrived. 

Fashion and Gardens will identify and celebrate the many links and correspondences between gardening and fashion design. 

The exhibition will divide into three themes: Gardens into fashion, Fashions into the garden, and Colour Theory.  The first will examine how fashion and gardens have shared some of their most lovely decorative elements, and how fashion has been a display case for horticultural developments.  

Join exhibition curator Nicola Shulman for a fascinating insight into her ideas, research, themes and inspiration for the show.

18.30-20.00 (Lecture)

20.30-21.30 (Dinner - two courses with a glass of wine) 

£25 Friend - Lecture Only, £50 Friend Lecture & Dinner

£30 Non-Friend - Lecture Only, £60 Non-Friend Lecture & Dinner

£8 Student - Lecture only, £35 Student Lecture & Dinner

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