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Friday, 1st Feb 2013
Manchester's National Football Museum is playing host to a new free exhibition celebrating 50 years of football and fashion. 'Strike a Pose' opens on the 1st of February, and is inspired by the book The Fashion of Football, From Best to Beckham, From Mod to Label Slave by Fred Perry friends Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter.
From the flamboyant fashions worn by players ever since the wage cap was lifted in 1961, to the clothing adopted by the likes of mods, skinheads and casuals on the terraces; football has always had an intriguing influence on both spectator and sportsman. The coloured tipping applied to the iconic Fred Perry shirt was first initiated by West Ham fans who were keen to sport their club's colours, taking what was traditionally a tennis shirt and adopting it as their own. The National Football Museum has a selection of original 1960s Fred Perry shirts on display.
'Strike a Pose' explores a wide range of football influenced trends; the good, the bad and the Beckham sarong. George Best - who many consider to be the godfather of football and fashion - is remembered with a dedicated section showcasing a selection of 60s clothing sold at his Manchester shops. The museum will also be holding a series of related events alongside the exhibition, kicking off with a conversation with Baxter and Hewitt this afternoon.
'Strike a Pose: 50 Years of Football and Fashion' runs from the 1st of February to 27th August 2013. The Fashion of Football, From Best to Beckham, From Mod to Label Slave by Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter is available now. You can see both authors' customised shirts, created as part of our 60 Year Anniversary gallery, HERE.
Friday, 2nd Nov 2012
Seventeen year old Dominic is a student and talented photographer, with a specialty in taking unique shots of scooters and scooterists at events and rallies. Having already grown a keen following, we chatted to Dom about being a young Mod on the scene, his favourite shots and life as 'The Scootographer'.
I don’t think there is any single explanation of how I got into the mod and scooter scene. I just love the music, clothes, scooters and style. I’m usually one of the youngest at events, although Brighton seemed to have a few people around my age, which was good to see.
The cost of buying and insuring a scooter means I don’t actually own one yet, as it would be too expensive for me at the moment, particularly as I am focusing on my photography business and college studies. I suppose the ideal thing would be for someone to donate me a scooter in return for some photography work!
I do also believe that if the previous generation mods really want to keep the scene alive they should consider selling scooters to my generation without making too much profit, that might sound naive to some people but it's a serious point.
Although it’s very hard to choose a favourite scooter image (as I have taken so many) It was amazing to get a photograph of a manta ray swimming beneath me in the red sea earlier this year. If I had to choose one particular moment it was the photo shoot I did for Graham Webb and his 'Quadrophenia' Lambretta in Brighton (below).
People might find it hard to believe, but I don’t have a favourite photographer and I don’t think anyone in particular has influenced my style. I sometimes have a look on Flickr as there are a lot of talented photographers on there so I get some ideas and pick things up from Flickr.
I like to listen to music whilst I edit. It’s hard to choose my favourite tracks but my favourite bands include The Specials, The Stone Roses, The Jam, Oasis, The Maytals and The Kinks. I also like a bit of Mod reggae and Motown.
I couldn’t live without my Fred Perry coat. It’s a green parka/cagoule style coat and I wear it almost every day for college as it’s smart but casual and it’s also waterproof unlike any of my other jackets.
I have recently been working on some product photography for Supernova scarves, an online company who sell hand made scarves and pocket hankies. I will be in London at some point in November for a planned photo shoot on Carnaby Street. We are going to recreate a modern version of a famous photograph/scene from the film Quadrophenia.
My plan for 2013 is to travel with my camera throughout the UK and to certain parts of Europe. I would really like to visit Italy as It’s a place I have always wanted to go to.
Monday, 22nd Oct 2012
London's Somerset House is currently playing host to a unique exhibition, celebrating the work of visionary hairstylist Vidal Sassoon. Creating iconic looks for 60s icons and tastemakers including Mia Farrow and Peggy Moffitt, Sassoon's work played a key part in the decade's fashion and cultural shifts.
Combining photography, artwork and film, the exhibition explores how Sassoon's modernist styles challenged the pre-existing ideals of feminine beauty. From the gamine pixie cut to razor-sharp asymmetric crops, the stylist's aim was to save women from hours of rollers and overhead dryers and provide them with timeless cuts that would stay fresh long after they left the salon.
Vidal Sassoon: Outtakes is taking place in the South Wing of the Courtyard Rooms at Somerset House until Sunday 28th October. Click HERE for more information.