Introducing Heritage at Norwich Fashion Week
Norwich Fashion Week 2017 have received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to recreate the past through the medium of fashion.
Working with Makers Month to explore the rich heritage of Norwich’s textile industry to develop heritage making skills, NFW will create a website gallery of Norwich people and the clothes they have made through the ages.
(Joy Evitt – Costume and Textiles Association via Eastern Daily Press)
The people of Norwich are invited to join NFW at Makers Month, hosted at the Forum from 19th – 24th February, by bringing with them pictures of themselves wearing garments they made in the past. These pictures will be scanned and uploaded to the Norwich Fashion Week Heritage Gallery.
In addition NFW will be presenting a selection of free talks and workshops:
- On Thursday 23rd February Joy Evitt, from the Costume and Textiles Association, leads a talk on ‘1950s Fashion and the New Look’ with the opportunity to test out your skills on old sewing machines. (The Forum – Time TBC)
- On Friday 24th February there will be the chance to hear a talk on ‘Make do and Mend – 1940’s fashion’ followed by the chance to take part in a creative pattern application workshop. (The Forum – Time TBC)
- Wednesday 15th March sees the arrival of NFW’s Design and Enterprise Day at OPEN, this year including a selection of fashion heritage and branding talks by leading professionals and historians.
We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 Heritage events!