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Mini-skirts and the swinging '60s heading to Droitwich at latest DAN fund-raiser

Droitwich Editorial 14th Sep, 2019

THE SWINGING 60s and mini-skirts will be making a comeback next month when the Droitwich Art Network (DAN) holds a Mary Quant-themed fund-raiser, writes Abi Cook.

The event at 7.30pm on October 19 at Ombersley Memorial Hall will feature guest speaker Ruth Lowe who currently has a number of items at the Mary Quant exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Ruth will talk about the British fashion icon’s early life, career and designs.

Quant was famous for her sleek, vibrant clothing and for revolutionising fashion.

Her ‘unisex’ garments defied the pressure for women to dress like their mums and blurred the stereotypical gender lines of the generation.

Ruth is an avid collector of all things Quant and appeared on the ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and ‘The One Show’ as well as being featured in the Financial Times’ monthly magazine, ‘How to Spend It’.

DAN chairman Helen Karakashian said: “It’s time to dig out those fab mini-skirts and vintage suits to relive an era that truly broke new ground in fashion and music.

“Mary Quant is an incredibly exciting designer and we are thrilled to welcome Ruth who will bring a slice of the Victoria and Albert to Droitwich.”

Tickets are £10 and there will be a raffle on the evening.

Proceeds will help DAN continue to offer local people art, music, dance, drama and creative writing activities and go towards next year’s ArtsFest.

Email info@droitwichartsnetwork.org or call 07787 227390 for more information and tickets.

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