Fashion to dye for

Event Date: 
29/10/2016 - 10:00am to 30/10/2016 - 5:00pm
Killerton House, Broadclyst, Exeter

A rainbow of vintage and designer pieces, 'toxic' colours and dye recipes are set to be revealed from the National Trust's largest fashion collection. From Saturday 13 February, Killerton's latest exhibition 'Fashion to dye for', will be opening its doors to invite people into the wardrobe to discover how colours, dyes and design shaped fashion history. From a 50's red silk gown (said to have belonged to Princess Margaret), to a 70's blue denim jacket and flares and a young boys red dress - colour can reveal much about the wearer. The collection brings to life how colour can reveal much...

A rainbow of colour bursts into Killerton

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:07pm

A rainbow of rare designer pieces, ‘toxic’ colours and secret dye recipes are set to be revealed as the National Trust delves into its wardrobe of over 20,000 pieces from Killerton’s fashion collection.

From 13th February, the latest exhibition, Fashion to dye for, will be opening its doors to invite people into the wardrobe and discover how colours, dyes and design shaped fashion history.

Would you risk your life in the name of fashion? If you think green is the colour to die for, find out how people used toxic arsenic to formulate a particular shade of green. If absorbed...

Home Front Fashions

Event Date: 
27/01/2016 - 10:00am to 08/05/2016 - 4:30pm
RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter

The First World War was a time of momentous change for individual people, families and society, when thrift and economy in dress became increasingly important on the home front.

Woollen serge and silk taffeta in dark or neutral colours were frequently worn as the availability of fabrics and dyestuffs was restricted. Practical, hard-wearing suits or ‘costumes’, and washable shirt-waister blouses became a kind of everyday uniform for women in Britain during the war.

This display is part of RAMM’s four-year programme of exhibitions, displays, events and activities that focuses...

Student fashion show a sell-out sensation

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:31am

The Charity Fashion Show on 8 October at The Maynard School been hailed a sensational success, raising nearly £1000 for the education charity, Plan UK.

Organised by Sixth Form student, Lucie Rising, from its conception to completion, the show boasted a distinctly French theme to celebrate the close of Paris Fashion Week the previous day.

“I love French fashion and wanted the Show to be chic and classy but it was important to find a theme that all our students could relate to,” explained Lucie. “Girls could enter their own designs into four different categories but they didn...

It's raining fashion at the Met Office!

The Met Office is playing host to a fundraising fashion show for Exeter-based charity WESC Foundation (WESC), to help raise much needed funds for the charity’s ‘Communication Aids Appeal’. Sponsored by ITEC Connect and compéred by popular broadcaster Judi Spiers, the event is being held on the 22nd October with John Lewis showcasing its autumn/winter 2015 collection featuring students at Exeter College as models, who will also be wearing their own designs.

Andy Yeatman – Communications Manager – Met Office said: “The weather will have big impact on what you wear over the autumn and...

Devon print company joins Paris fashion phenomenon

Devon’s very own creative print company, Inspirwood, has been handpicked by global fashion sensation Jessica Minh Anh to create exclusive VIP invitations for the highly anticipated J Autumn Fashion Show, which will take place on 29 October 2015 in Paris.

The show is part of Jessica Minh Anh’s series of history making catwalks at the world’s most iconic venues. After the phenomenal success of the Eiffel Tower’s first ever catwalk, the model and entrepreneur will transform the Seine’s giant glass boat into a 100 meter floating catwalk.

The wooden boat-wheel invitations...

The top spots in Exeter for a fashion shoot

Authored by Newshound
Posted: Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:00am

Are you planning a fashion photo shoot and you want Exeter to serve as your backdrop?

Well, first off, you have picked a great place to be photographed in, or to host your photo shoot if you are going to be acting as the photographer rather than the model. This city has plenty of offer, from historical sites and gardens, to amazing architecture that speaks of the past and that can't be found anywhere else.

But what are the very best spots in Exeter for a fashion photo shoot? Continue reading for a list that can help you find the ideal location to get the photos you are...

Could you be the next face of Reem?

David Beckham and Justin Timberlake named male fashion icons as Reem Clothing starts its search for the Face of Reem is searching Exeter for its own fashion icon with the launch of the ‘Face of Reem’ – a competition to find a new male model.

To enter, aspiring models need to upload a picture of themselves on to the Face of Reem competition site. The winner will receive a professional photoshoot, modelling portfolio, a year’s worth of clothing and be asked to join the other models on the Reem Clothing website .

The competition was launched after a...

Summer Fashion event

Event Date: 
13/06/2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Taking Shape, 1 Paris Street, Exeter

Fashion show on Saturday 13th June at 2pm.

Live models, fun and free gifts.

Come along for a totally unique shopping experience.

Arts offers for Exeter School pupils

Exeter School is proud to announce that two of its pupils have been offered places in the field of the arts.

Upper Sixth pupils Daniel Hambly and Clara Finnigan have been offered degree places for September 2015 at The Architecture Association and the London College of Fashion, respectively.

Head of Art, Miss Alison Dyer, said: "We are very proud of the pupils' achievements as the application and interview process for both institutions is very rigorous and the competition for places is incredibly fierce.

"The outcome is the result of considerable preparation and...