Posts Tagged ‘Celia Birtwell’

“Blink” Pattern Inspiration: Celia Birtwell x Valentino

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

As a preview to a post that is coming up very soon, we wanted to share this lovely video with you. One of my longest standing fashion love affairs has been with the work of Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell. And if you’re an avid Blink London blog reader, you’ll know that I have a newer, and seasonally increasing fashion passion for Valentino (check our post about the recent Valentino couture collection). Imagine my excitement when I discovered that Valentino was working with Celia to create the print and pattern for their pre-Fall 2015 collection!

The collaboration has continued and Celia’s work can be seen in the Valentino collections right up to SS’16 menswear as well as Resort ’16 womenswear. Watch out for more on this on the blog in the upcoming week.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Events: British Design at the V&A, Fashion focus 2

Friday, April 6th, 2012

On to part 2 of our look at the amazing and iconic fashion moments featured in the V&A’s British Design exhibition. Here we look at some of the most well known British design names from the 60’s and 70’s as well as the designer’s that are very much still in full creative flow today. I personally have a very soft spot for anything by Ozzie Clark and Celia Birtwell, so we’ll start there…

Ozzie Clark dress, 1970-1

Zandra Rhodes dress, 1977

John Bates mini dress (left), 1966-8. Foale and Tuffin mini dress (right), 1966

EVENING GOWN DESIGNED BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, AUTUMN-WINTER 2009. FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP GETTY IMAGES

Hussein Chalayan tulle dress, 2011

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Enjoy! Lucy