Special Event: The Spectacle of Fashion at Barkers 1928-1930

WI Member: £42.00

Non Member: £47.00

Starts: Thursday, 07 November 2019 at 10:30AM
Ends: Thursday, 07 November 2019 at 2:00PM
Available spaces: 70

Tutor: Not Applicable

Join Susan Bishop for a nostalgic look at leading department store Barkers of Kensington’s 1920s fashions. Drawing on Barkers’ original photographs and promotional material, Susan will paint a picture of the glamorous catwalk shows held at the store featuring the supermodels of the day. Then chairman, Sir Sydney Skinner, demonstrated great flair by launching his spectacular Fashion Display Hall to entice customers to view the latest fashions. In the midst of the Great Depression, this great British entrepreneur positioned Barkers as a luxury brand to rival Gordon Selfridges' Oxford Street emporium.

About Susan:

Susan Bishop is a Chartered Marketer, and has a Masters degrees in the History of Design and Material Culture and Fashion Curation. Susan teaches Fashion Curation and mentors students to design their end of year show for BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre and Screen at Wimbledon College of Arts (UAL).

Outline of the Event:

10.30am - Arrival

11am - Talk and Q&A

12.45pm - Lunch

1.30pm - departure



Did you know that you can extend your visit to Denman? Have a buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner or even stay the night with us! The cost for breakfast is £12, lunch is £13.50 and dinner is £24 including multiple courses. We offer a B&B rate at £75 for a single room and £100 for a shared double. Bookings can be made through our guest services team* - please telephone 01865 391991 or email info@denman.org.uk. 

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