Timing: HALL 4 - 12:00 Saturday, 12 April 2015
Talk: Ten outfits that changed the world
Amber Butchart is a writer, broadcaster, lecturer and fashion historian. She is a lecturer in Cultural & Historical Studies at London College of Fashion, across a number of areas concerning fashion, the body and contemporary culture. She has contributed to productions for the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky Arts, from the Great British Sewing Bee to Making History and Woman’s Hour, and she presents a regular ‘In Conversation’ series at the V&A museum. Shot by Vogue as a girl with great British style, her interest in antique clothing was ignited by working as Head Buyer and Trend Analyst for vintage clothing company Beyond Retro, and for 5 years she was a regular contributor to leading trend analysis company WGSN.
Amber is a regular speaker at conferences and lectures on various aspects of fashion history. She has spoken at a range of institutions including the Institute for Contemporary Arts, British Museum, Royal Academy, British Library, British Film Institute, and is a regular on the SHOWstudio fashion week panels. Her new book ‘Nautical Chic’ will be published this year, by Thames & Hudson. Amber’s ‘Fashion Miscellany’ book, sold out within a month of publication and was featured in The Times ‘five best style titles for spring’, and The Observer’s Top 5 picks. Amber blogs at theatreoffashion.co.uk.