5 speakers 15 minutes each
Amber Butchart is a fashion historian and author working across cultural heritage, broadcasting and academia, who specialises in the historical intersections between dress, politics and culture. She is an Associate Lecturer at London College of Fashion, a former Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London, and is regularly asked to speak at London’s cultural hotspots - from the Tate to the V&A – and as far afield as Dubai and Moscow. Amber has contributed to numerous productions for the BBC, Sky Arts and Channel 4, and is currently making a documentary to air on Radio 4 and the World Service in late 2016. Her publications include The Fashion of Film (Mitchell Beazley, 2016) and Nautical Chic (Thames & Hudson, 2015), and she is currently writing a history of British fashion illustration for the British Library.