What's on in July 

Here are a couple of events coming up in July that might be worth a visit if you are interested in fashion, art, music, design and culture across the years.

Vintage Festival - 13-15 July Boughton House, Northamptonshire

Vintage Festival is a sensual delight, a big dressing-up box, a collector’s dream and a joyous creative feast for all ages. For one glamorous weekend celebrate the music, fashion, film, art & design, dance and food from the 1920s to the 1980s that has made Britain the world’s creative and cultural hot bed. For more information visit http://www.vintagefestival.co.uk/

POP! DESIGN • CULTURE • FASHION   6 July 2012 - 27 October 2012, Fashion & Textiles museum, London

POP! explores the impact of music, art and personality on the development of the fashion. From the poodle skirts and embellished leathers of the rockers through to the Punk era, this exhibition will take in the cool stylings of the Mods, the high baroque of Psychedelia and the kitsch glamour of 70s retro by designers such as Mr Freedom and Miss Mouse.

Highlights will include items from Elton John’s personal wardrobe, purple flares worn by Donovan, the pop-art fashions of Mary Quant as well as Quant’s early modernist pieces from the original Bazaar, and original pieces from Westwood and McLaren’s Sex. Furniture, original posters and graphics and promotional materials will help to set the scene while an “I’m Backing Britain” display will create a dramatic centrepiece. http://www.ftmlondon.org/exhibitions/future/detail/?ID=69

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