Sat 3rd May to Sat 10th May

Bath in Fashion 2014

Bath in Fashion 2014 has announced its week-long programme celebrating the extraordinary creative energy in the British fashion industry whilst taking a nostalgic look back to fashion by BIBA as it reaches its 50th birthday. An exciting and eclectic programme showcases Summer ’14 fashions on the catwalk, brings fashion celebrities and authors to share their style and stimulate debate, and stages workshops, style counsel, exhibitions and installations.

Meadham Kirchhoff, credited as the most creative duo at London Fashion Week, will be discussing their work with Bath girl Sarah Mower, contributing editor of American Vogue and the British Fashion Council’s Ambassador for Emerging Talent.

Fashion is fast-paced and constantly seeking new directions but is often inspired by what went before. In 1964 Barbara Hulanicki created BIBA, sending the industry on a new trajectory. She will be in conversation with Hilary Alexander, former Fashion Director of The Telegraph.

Fashion as a business is on the agenda with a headline talk by Mary Homer, MD of Topshop; and the creative inspiration behind Clarks, Paolo Gabrielli, will be in the spotlight with Creative Bath. The extraordinary courage and particular style of Camila Batmanghelidjh will be highlighted, as she comes to give a talk in support of her charity, Kids Company, the designated charity for Bath in Fashion.

Centre stage will be the Bath in Fashion Pavilion, with a programme created in partnership with Selvedge Magazine showcasing the imagination and skills of craftsmen and women drawn from the region and beyond.

A master class by interior designer Nina Campbell explores the use of texture, colour, lighting, art and flowers in interior design. Fashion authors include Linda Watson to discuss her book 'Vogue On Vivienne Westwood', which charts Westwood’s 40 years of revolutionary designs and fearless nonconformism.