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Rebel Threads

TUESDAY 23 JANUARY
6.30pm
£5 non-members
THE CENTURY CLUB
61-63 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6LQ

The Sohemian Society are delighted to have been asked to host a series of special events at the Century Club, starting with longstanding ally and sartorial hero ROGER K BURTON of THE HORSE HOSPITAL (scene of 3:AM’s first-ever event in 2003) and CONTEMPORARY WARDROBE COLLECTION. Cathi Unsworth will be discussing Roger’s landmark countercultural style tome REBEL THREADS in an illustrated conversation with Roger on Tuesday 23 January at 6.30pm. The event is open to non-members for the entrance fee of £5.

The recently published Rebel Threads features over 1,300 examples of rare vintage clothing, some of which will be shown as images on a screen at the event, from the swing, counterculture and blank generation eras, detailed photographs and factual stories of the clothes origins, alongside many previously unseen fashion and film stills. The book traces how these distinct street punk styles were originally put together and worn by the predominant teenage sub-cultures that emerged between 1940-1980, and set these kids apart from mainstream fashion.

With 50 years’ experience collecting vintage street fashion, costume designer, stylist and former mod, the author, supplied original mod clothing for the 1978 cult film Quadrophenia, before establishing the Contemporary Wardrobe Collection, to provide street fashion for TV and Film. He went on to dress literally hundreds of influential bands, from David Bowie to the Rolling Stones. The archive now exceeds some 20,000 items and serves as a valuable resource for leading fashion and film stylists, designers and important museums around the world.

First posted: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018.

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