Getting super excited!

It is now just over a week until I get to talk about my passion for the 50’s at Winchester fashion week!

This is the blurb for my talk
The Fabulous Fifties: Frocks and Florals Lecture
by Liz Tregenza
16:00-17:00 @ Winchester Discovery Centre
The 1950s was a period of great cultural and social change. Britain was leaving behind the austerities and restrictions of World War Two and people were embracing a more positive future. But what did this all mean for fashion? Come and find out about the fashions of every day people and the influence of couture and be taken through a wonderful journey of full skirts, florals and frivolity. There will also be the opportunity to see some examples of 50s costume and accessories from Liz’s personal collection.
- Tickets for this event will cost £3. To book please call Winchester Discovery Centre on 01962 873603

There are many other fabbity fab events happening over the week too which I highly recommend anyone in the Winchester area to check out.

These are just a few of my favourite pieces that I will be taking along with me

Colin Mcdowell

Wow!!! We had a rather excellent speaker come in today in the form of Colin McDowell, what a fashion legend. He is an incredibly well respected journalist and fashion historian with such interesting views on fashion history. He said his favourite decade was the 50’s and that there are very few truly brilliant designers out there today, the best being John Galliano, who I have to say i agree with how brilliant Galliano is. His fall 2009 couture collection was simply breathtakingly beautiful taking underwear as outerwear and using it in a less sexually overt way than designers such as Westwood and Gaultier.
McDowell also made me want to be a fashion historian even more, he was just so incredibly passionate about his subject and he had such incredible knowledge, of the sort i can only aspire to have!