Fashion Museum shows off the latest Top Trends
A new display at Bath & North East
Somerset Council’s Fashion Museum called “Top Trends” shows
how the top fashion looks of Autumn/Winter 2011/12 can be achieved
by looking back at fashions of the past.
Six fabulous new ensembles have gone on
display at the museum – housed in the Assembly Rooms in Bennett
Street, Bath – and each one profiles the latest “must have” look
found in fashion magazines and on the high street this season.
Whether it's the “Shine” trend, or the “Androgynous” look, the
fashion for “Jewel Colours” or even for “Fetish”, all the top
catwalk styles are on display at the Fashion Museum this
But the difference here is that rather than
clothes from current fashion designers and high street retailers,
all the fashions on display at the Fashion Museum are historical
pieces from the museum's Designated collection, all styled
imaginatively and given a new lease of life and a look that is 100%
Councillor Cherry Beath (Lib-Dem, Combe Down),
Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “By looking to
the past Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Fashion Museum
has brought the displays right up to date, and at the same time
given an important message that fashion can be interpretative and
personal to the individual.
“Visitors can see six top fashion looks for
this autumn/winter, and all have been put together using historical
fashions from the Fashion Museum collection. Essentially these are
‘vintage’ clothes – a trend which has become so prevalent in
fashion in recent years. But the aim too is to show how fashion is
about styling and personal choice, about putting a look together
yourself so as to follow the catwalk trend of the day.”
One of the most popular trends this
autumn/winter – particularly for the festive party season – is
shown in the display at the museum labelled “Glittering
Prizes” and shows visitors how to achieve pop star glamour with a
sparkling mix of lurex, lamé, sequins and high shine fabrics.
Designers showing this look at the moment include Stella McCartney,
Moschino and Balmain.
The “Top Trends” fashion looks at the Fashion
Museum feature a mixture of styles and periods, all assembled so as
to be right on trend for the Autumn/Winter 2011/12 season. So, a
1950s leopard skin clutch plus a silver sparkle 1960s coat dress
(finished off with a pair of Topshop Perspex platform strappy shoes
from last season) equals “fashion now!”
All of the exhibits in “Top Trends” are
original and form part of the Fashion Museum’s world-class museum
collection of historic and contemporary dress.
The Fashion Museum is open daily from 10.30am
to 4pm (exit 5pm). For more information visit http://www.fashionmuseum.co.uk/
or call 01225 477789.