Friday, 27 October 2017

Eeh oop - it's a look



From Time Out:
There’s Scouse girls and their wearing of bangle-width rollers round town before a night on the tiles. Manc girls who – presumably through natural selection – can traverse ankle-breaking cobbles in skyscraper heels with grace. Manc lads in those parkas now synonymous with the warring Gallagher brothers. Geordies who are apparently impervious to the cold. And all that’s not to mention the 1980s casual look, originating on the football terraces of northern England. Hundreds of images come to mind when you think of northern fashion. And so it’s only proper that the region gets its own fashion exhibition.

...Celebrating northern fashion feels right given the wealth of talent that the region has produced. For example, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey hails from Halifax. Agyness Deyn is from Rochdale and bright young thing Matty Bovan grew up in York with his impossibly stylish mum. The exhibition – which is being expanded for its trip [to Somerset House from Liverpool’s Open Eye Gallery] – will also look at how the north and northerners are represented in contemporary photography, fashion and art with contributors including Raf Simons, Corinne Day and Gareth Pugh.


Northern style seems to involve a lot of hair-curlers, it would seem...

The exhibition North: fashioning identity is on at Somerset House, London from 8th November 2017 to 4th February 2018.

6 comments:

  1. It appears that northern fashion is more fashion-forward than Canadian fashion which consists primarily of fleece jackets and parkas.

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    1. And there's me thinking it was all seal-skin and beaver hats... Jx

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  2. All hail Saint Hilda of Ogden, patron saint of hair curlers and fashion icon!

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    1. I sincerely hope she and Our Lady Bet of the Lynches have a place centre stage at the exhibition... Jx

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  3. Don't forget Norah Batty and her stockings

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    1. A whole exhibit of floral housecoats would not go amiss. Jx

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