BBC Blast Fashion Festival

BBC Blast Fashion Festival

Participating in last weekend’s BBC  Blast Fashion Festival at the V&A was… a blast.  Along with workshops, makeovers and q&as and interviews with Lou Dalton, Hannah Marshall and Erin O’Connor, I gave a presentation based around The Look: Adventures In Rock & Pop Fashion.

BBC Blast Fashion Festival

BBC Blast Fashion Festival

In this I aimed to join the dots between Elvis in the early 50s, The Beatles, Biba and Granny Takes A Trip in the 60s, through Bowie and McLaren & Westwood in the 70s and 80s and the rise of MTV to the music/fashion link-ups of today, including Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green, Pixie Lott‘s ranges for Lipsy, and Lily Allen’s new venture Lucy In Disguise.

BBC Blast Fashion Festival

BBC Blast Fashion Festival

It seemed to go down well; I was really impressed with the number of teenagers who knew and owned copies of The Look.

The event also gave me an opportunity to plug faves such as Peggy Noland + Ssion and heartsrevolution. Who’s’s to know whether the audience members will take to heart the “Choose your own revolution” message but those I spoke to afterwards were certainly sussed to the fact that the high street is a dead-end.

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Frank Bettencourt said,

October 9, 2010 @ 11:57 am

So great to receive these posts from THE LOOK! Always informative & interesting. I learn something new almost every time I receive these posts. Keep up the wonderful work! Thanks for all you do.

Dazemusic said,

October 10, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

Good on yer…..looks great Keep up the good work…I look forward to your blog/posts because they are on the button and not YMCA (yesterday’s muck cooked again)like so many journos seem to think is OK these days!

Carole. R said,

January 9, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

I really enjoyed the BBC Blast fashion festival at the V&A. I came all over from France just for the event and it was really worth it.
Your presentation was really instructive and i wish it lasted for hours and hours… I must buy the book! Well, i wish all presentations lasted for hours in fact, it made me realise how badly i want to work in the fashion industry.
As I didn’t know you book before, i was ashamed to ask questions (and ashamed of my poor accent i confess) but i did wanted to ask you some questions, would you agree to answer them?

rockpopfashion said,

January 13, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

Hi Carole

Glad you enjoyed the presentation and yes, feel free to send questions to

Look forward to hearing from you


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