Horrockses Fashions: Fine Art, Fabrics and Super Fans
Dates: 27 Apr 2021 - 27 Apr 2021
If you’re an avid clothes shop fan you would have experienced a decline in your spending spree over the last 12 months. Customers are now able to try clothes on but some major clothing stores are being extra cautious.
Thankfully, many have turned to the online world to buy their latest garments. You will be delighted to know that a virtual event is taking place very soon which highlights the clothing brand.
‘Horrockses Fashions: Fine Art, Fabrics and Super Fans’ will be presented via Zoom on Wednesday 28th April 2021 from 6pm -7pm. It will be hosted by The Harris and will be an ideal opportunity to award Dr Chris Boydell Honorary Life Membership of the Friends of the Harris in recognition of her support of the Harris and its collection.
Dr Boydell will present to an engaging audience a recent addition to the Harris collection - a watercolour by Graham Sutherland which came to the museum via bequest from Maryse Addison. The Harris is fortunate to care for many Horrockses Fashions dresses worn by Maryse Addision.
Dr Boydells talk will cover the following:-
- Maryse’s collection
- The role of artists such as Graham Sutherland in the Horrockses Fashions story
- The enduring appeal of theses garments and their wonderful textile patterns
A special part of the evening will be Dr Boydell reflecting on the popularity of Horrockses Fashions today and those contemporary collectors who scour Ebay and charity shops for fifties frocks by this famous Preston brand.
As this event will be a Zoom webinar; no participants will be filmed. However, attendees are encouraged to submit photographs of themselves wearing Horrockses Fashions and Horrockses Fashions inspired outfits via email or social media.
Please send in one picture of you in your favourite Horrockses with answers to the following questions:
1. What is the appeal of Horrockses Fashions to you?
2. How many do you own?
3. How long have you been wearing them?
4. Why is the specific dress in the photo your favourite?
5. In which country do you live?
If you take part, please be aware that in doing so you give Dr Boydell the permission to use your image in the talk (which is being recorded) and also permission for the Harris to use these images on their Collections page website on Horrockses Fashions.
Please submit your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on Wednesday 21 April 2021.
Tickets are £5 per person and can be booked by visiting the following website link:-https://www.theharris.org.uk/product/horrockses-fashions/
The Harris Preston presents an exclusive online talk via Zoom, with fashion historian and academic Dr Chris Boydell. Plus a callout share your favourite Horrockses fashion designs.
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger