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Bath in Fashion – A History of Fashion in 100 Objects

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Events, Natasha Henson

Bath in Fashion – A History of Fashion in 100 Objects

Last Sunday I was invited to a fabulous bloggers day hosted by Bath in Fashion.  The city of Bath is one of my favourite places to visit as I love the architectural beauty and the buzz of this historic location.  It is also is the perfect place to host such a iconic fashion event celebrating the best in British fashion.

As showcased in my introduction post, you can see it here. Bath in Fashion is takes place from 18th-24th April and is a unique way to see top designers and fabulous fashion experts in a series of talks, catwalk shows and dedicated shopping events.  So a little more about the bloggers day itself.  As there is so many fantastic things to write about I’m splitting my Bath in Fashion Bloggers Day post into three, yes three special features which divides the day nicely and covers all the exciting elements and the tons of images I captured throughout the day.

Bath in Fashion

Bloggers Day Intro’s

Our day started at The Fashion Museum where I was lucky to meet other fabulous bloggers and fashion students, and also the hosts of this great blogger event.  Sarah, Nicky and Abi, all part of the Bath in Fashion team welcomed us to the event where we would start our day taking a peek at the new exhibition – A History of Fashion in 100 Objects.

Our itinerary was packed full of fantastic elements and to add some fun to the mix we were divided into teams for part of the second style challenge, more on that a bit later.  So after a quick intro and a coffee, we started our tour of this fantastic new exhibition.

The Fashion Museum – A History of Fashion in 100 objects #HFx100

Bath in Fashion

Bath in Fashion

Our lovely and extremely knowledgable guide took us through the iconic styles from the 1600s to present day including some recognised and iconic pieces.  Each referenced memorable detail into life during those times and featured several items from delicate silks and detailed embroidery from the Shakespearean era to the evolution of footwear and children’s clothing.

Bath in Fashion

Bath in Fashion

Bath in Fashion

Each piece conjures a spectacular range of thoughts and stories, what would these people have seen, what events would they have attended in that dress, what was family life like back then?  Every item telling it’s own story and for some, the museum is lucky enough to know the personal history which adds a extra touch to the exhibition.  My favourite pieces had to include the decoy wedding dress for Kate Middleton, the fabulously funky piece designed by Christopher Kane and worn by one of my favourite style bloggers Susie Bubble and the stunning dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor.

Bath in Fashion

Bath in Fashion

Bath in Fashion

I’ve tried to capture a few shots to illustrate the beauty of this wonderful exhibition and collection but if you have a chance go and see it for yourself, it’s such an insightful visit which can be paired with a stop at Bath’s other iconic heritage spots.

One of the most important things I took away from this exhibition is from our lovely guide and it’s something I’ve heard before too, no matter what you think about fashion including the people that ‘don’t do fashion’ or ‘don’t follow fashion’, everyone is influenced by it.  The heritage and history of iconic looks is a part of modern fashion design including your bargain high street finds.  So whatever your thoughts or feelings on trends, style or if you just love learning about history, this exhibition is a must see for all ages and interests.

Bath in Fashion Bloggers Day Part 2…..

Keep your eyes peeled for the next part of this fantastic bloggers event for our style challenge around the beautiful stores in the city.

 

If you want to check out our tweets and instagram pics from all the bloggers on the day, check out #bifloves for all the bloggers day fun.

 

Words by: Natasha Henson

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