Archivist has a unique view of the fashion industry. Non-seasonal, it does not purport to sell its audience clothes; it prefers to showcase designers’ archives, important personal collections and new emerging talent. Founded in 2012 by Jane Howard and Michael Harrison, the multi-media project is not confined by format and takes no advertising. It is inspirational rather than aspirational and seeks to explore the cyclical nature of fashion; to change perceptions, reinterpret and present to a new generation.
Archivist does not sell clothing, and it especially does not sell the new. What will unfold over the coming issues will be the different ways the past can be retrieved and celebrated and how various the ways are.” (Professor Judith Clark)
Danish-born Peter Jensen is one of London fashion’s most cherished and recognisable figures. Born in Denmark and educated at Central Saint Martins, he established the Peter Jensen brand in 1999 and has been showing as part of London Fashion Week since 2001. Known for a mastery of colour and print, including the signature rabbit motif, the brand caters to a loyal customer base of men and women looking for contemporary design that incorporates charm and wit into wearable clothing. Fifteen years have seen the brand move from cult to established, with stockists worldwide.
Jill Kennington – born 2nd January 1943 – 60’s iconic model – Face of Vogue 1963 – Worked throughout 60’s and 70’s worked with photographers such as Helmut Newton and David Bailey – The only model to have been photographed at the North Pole in a fashion spread for American vogue – Featured in the cult classic film Blow-Up (directed by Michelangelo Antonioni) – Jill has worked as a portrait and landscape photographer and has 22 portraits in the national collection of the National Gallery in London
Decoration Editor, The World of Interiors, 1999- 2007 – Founded ‘Studio Toogood’, 2008 – Launch of first furniture collection ‘Assemblage 1’, 2010 – Launch of Toogood clothing, Collection 001, 2013 – Awarded Interior Designer of the Year, German Design Council, 2016 – Awarded Design Excellence: New Generation Award, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2016 – Shortlisted for the British Fashion Council / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, 2017