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Tartan and Tweed

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Caroline Young

Saturday 14th October 10:30 - 11:30 | Northwood House

In Tartan and Tweed, writer and author, Caroline Young, explores the chequered history of tartan and tweed from their origins in the Scottish Highlands to their reinvention in contemporary fashion design, music, art and film. This illustrated talk looks back at the journey these fabrics have made from traditional cloth of Scotland, to Royal favourites, and street style. Both are fabrics with a strong cultural identity and history. Caroline also investigates the fresh, subversive way in which tartan and tweed have been used by leading designers including Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Chanel and of the adoption of these fabrics in subcultures, including grunge, punk and hipsters.


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Caroline Young: Tartan and Tweed£9.00
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