Celebrating the history of fashion

THIS March, join the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis as it hosts a talk and demonstration on the powerful world of fashion.

The talk will be led by Curtis Fulcher (pictured), a tailor and fashion historian who has worked on costume for the stage as well as working on period garments for the television and film industry.

The talk will explore how major historic events contribute to the clothes of that epoch, positing questions such as: what influence did the war have on the style, shape, and fabrics used in clothes? What impact did the economic change hold over the fashion world?

Taking a look at the first half of the 20th century, the focus of the talk will be on fashion powerhouses – Chanel, Dior, Normal Hartnell, and Hardy Amies – and will be followed by a question and answer session with the opportunity for the audience to explore the costumes on display.

The interactive discussion will chart a history from the 1900s and the women’s liberation, two world wars, and the litany of historic achievements that have contributed to the ever-changing style of fashion.

Curtis, who previously ran a similar workshop and talk in Bridport last year, explains: “I am very passionate about maintaining the skills involved with making something from fabric, as well as an aim to help with saving the planet, fast fashion is a worrying development with garments being mass produced and then wasted.

“Interestingly the start of the mass production of fashion began in the early 1900s which the talk in the evening will address.”

‘Fashion Revolution’ will be held at the Marine Theatre on Friday, March 20 starting at 7pm.

Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door and are available by calling 01297 442781 or visit www.marinetheatre.com

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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