I have just had a wonderful day in London with the lovely Sandra - we went to the Barbican to see 'Future Beauty - 30 years of Japanese Fashion' It was Fab-yew-lusssss.
We had an opportunity to natter and catch up and of course a delicious lunch as well. There was a graduation ceremony going on for Kings College students and there was good old Ede & Ravenscroft of Cambridge (and London and Oxford) est. 1689 or thereabouts, hiring out all the robes!
Some of the Japanese clothes were seriously wierd and I cannot honestly say that I could see myself walking down Kings Parade in anything on show, but it was all interesting - especially the Issey Miyake origami clothes. I wish I could have taken a photograph of those - the dresses all packed down into flat 2' folded squares. Some very clever digital photography showed how they morphed into garments.
Photography not strictly allowed and I had just sneaked this picture when my batteries ran out so that was poetic justice! Anyway, a most interesting and exciting show and you have until the 6th February to see it. There was one dress made from TWENTY layers of fabric! Paper and plastic dresses and a wonderful theatre coat completely covered in polystyrene beads. Many thanks, Gina, for pointing me in the direction of this exhibition !
Off now to the Church Womens Group AGM - my life is one long round of pleasure. It is Burns Night - should I wear my Angus sash?