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The Art of Seaside Fashion with Amber Butchart introduced by Wayne Hemingway


Saturday 22 June 2019
13:00 – 13:45

Interstellar Ideas on the Green

Fashion historian Amber Butchart talks about the allure of nautical fashion, including the Lowestoft phenomena of the Dock-Side Dandies – young fishermen who swapped their Guernsey jumpers for striking colour block rig-outs.

Born and brought up in Lowestoft, Amber Butchart is a fashion historian and author working across cultural heritage, broadcasting and academia who’s six part BBC Four series A Stitch in Time fused biography, art and the history of fashion to explore the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore.  An Associate Lecturer at London College of Fashion, and a regular speaker at the UK’s cultural hotspots from the Tate to the V&A, Amber’s publications include The Fashion of Film, Nautical Chic, and a history of British fashion illustration for the British Library. Her latest book, The Fashion Chronicles: Style Stories of History’s Best Dressed, is out now.