Society News

31 March 2022

Fiona Anderson to talk at V&A Dundee on "Couture Fashion and Scottish Textiles"

Fiona Anderson, the DHS Learning and Teaching Officer and author of 'Tweed' will be giving a talk at the V&A Dundee that explores the history, design and consumption of Scottish fabrics. Join the talk to explore the history and influence of Scottish textiles in couture fashion on Wednesday 27 Apr 2022 between 12-13 BST.

From rural beginnings to the couture houses of Paris, Scottish wool textiles continue to be influential in fashion across the globe. Fiona will discuss her research into the international design impact of fabrics from Scotland, examples of which can be explored in our Scottish Design Galleries.

Using new research into the private archives of Chanel, Dior and Balenciaga, Fiona will explore the important relationships between Scottish designers and manufacturers and Paris-based couture houses.

For more information on the talk and booking please click here.

Dr Fiona Anderson is a Lecturer in Design History and Theory at Glasgow School of Art. She also teaches at Edinburgh College of Art and is a Trustee of the Design History Society. Fiona was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland.

Image: Suit made with fabric by Bernat Klein, designed by Edwin Hardy Amies, c.1970, ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


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