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A new exhibition opens this weekend at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, charting the social and artistic aspects of footwear over the centuries.
The exhibition comes from the Victoria and Albert Musuem in London and is the only venue outside the capital, before the items are taken to the USA and China.
It charts two thousand years of footwear, from a pair used for foot binding in China, to a modern trainer selection.
Helen Ford reports:
'Birds of Paradise', a new exhibition will be visiting Bowes Museum in County Durham for the next six months starting tomorrow, October 26.
It will be displaying 'Plumes and Feathers in Fashion' as a tribute to the elegance of feathers used in the fashion industry past and present.
Catwalk creations featured will be from British, Belgian, French and Italian designers and will include designers Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Christian Dior, Thierry Mugler, Balenciaga, Prada and Gucci.
Watch Julie Harrison's full report on the exhibition below:
Birds of Paradise is a tribute to the elegance of feathers used by fashion industry giants like Alexander McQueen Christian Dior and Gucci.Read the full story ›
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A 23-year-old student from Crook could soon be gracing the pages of what many view as the world's top fashion magazine. Amanda Harrisson, from County Durham, has made the shortlist of the worldwide Vogue Talent competition.
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The Stella McCartneys and Vivienne Westwoods of tomorrow have been putting their work on display today, June 5, as part of Graduate Fashion Week at Earl's Court in London.
It was a chance for some of the North East's own stars to make a big impression.
Watch Adam Fowler's report here:
22-year-old fashion student, Alice North has had her designs produced as part of a new range of children's swim and beachwear.Read the full story ›