Bill Dunn men’s style journalist has recently published Uniforms, charting a visual history of the uniform.
‘True to the spirit of a successful modern uniform they engender a sense of belonging and pride, but fall short of bombastic jingoism’
Christopher Breward – Head of Research V&A
Margaret Howell has created new uniforms for the Victoria and Albert museum. Howell, an established name in British fashion has been quietly garnering a loyal following globally. She is particularly renown for heralding in masculine female fashion and utilising timeless fabrics such as cashmere, Melton cloth and wool.
The uniforms that Howell has developed for the V&A are an unqualified success; she was inspired by the character of the building for the colour palette and has used quality fabrics. Resourcing from British companies such as John Smedley and Sunspel. Howells approach to the uniform has meant a sympathetic response to uniform design and a resounding attention to quality.
Arkitip is a 112-page gloss finish, fully illustrated catalogue of Peter Saville’s work with two posters Contour and Hazard.
Saville has been utilising graphic influences from Dazzle Ships for a number of years, going back to an OMD album cover (1983). Dazzle Ships were World War 1 warships that had been camouflaged in fractured and disjointed lines to confuse the enemy as to their exact size and distance.
Saville has revisited this form of graphic in Arkitip and created a hazard print and hazard tape garments.