The British Library – Inspiring fashion designers
The British Library, the world’s largest library, based in London has unveiled a new online film which aims to inspire ethical fashion designers to use their resources to create something new.
In this film, ethical-fashion designer and ex-Central St Martins graduate Lucy Tammam takes inspiration from The British Library’s Asian and African collection to create one of her dresses, and uses their Business and IP Centre to help run her eco-friendly, sustainable and fairtrade couture label Tammam.
To coincide with the ‘Made with’ film series The British Library will unveil their Spring Festival 2014 giving emerging and established fashion designers the chance to get inspiration for their next collection. The festival is FREE and runs from 27-31 March. And on Fri 28 Mar 2014, 18.30-20.00, Amber Jane Butchart, fashion historian, writer, broadcaster and lecturer at London College of Fashion, will explore the glitz and glamour of Jazz Age Hollywood and the costumes that took London by storm. Puttin’ on the Glitz – Fashion & Film in the Jazz Age takes place a Conference Centre, British Library £8, (£6 Over 60s) and £5
If you’re thinking of setting up your own fashion label The British Library’s Business & IP Centre has an excellent track record in supporting entrepreneurs and SMEs from all walks of life and will run a series of FREE talks and networking opportunities for SMEs including:
- Intellectual property for Creatives Thursday, 27 March 2014 -18.30 – 20.30
- Introducing Social Media for Small Business, Wed 19 March 2014, 14.00 – 17.00
- Inspiring Entrepreneurs, Internet Icons Tuesday 25 February, 18.30 – 20.00
- Insider trends: how to spot a trend, Mon 24 February 2014, 14.00 – 17.00 and Tue 25 March 2014, 14.00 – 17.00
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