SOHO: BOOK TALK – MY JOURNEY THROUGH UNDERGROUND FASHION

Fiona Cartledge, creator and owner of Sign of the Times, a stall, shop and club night in late 80s-90s London comes to The Society Club to talk about her journey through underground fashion.

Stocking clothing by designers and artists, her own creations, as well as fanzines and cassettes, Sign of the Times was a frequented destination to a burgeoning scene of creativity, partying, dressing up (and down). It brought together some of the most influential people to have defined London’s subcultural scenes at the time including Bjork, Jeremy Deller, Mark Lebon, Edward Enninful, Katy England, Isabella Blow and countless more. The store is most recognized by its now iconic visuals created by Paul Shobbrook for the shop, party flyers and invites. The recent surge of interest and obsession in 90’s subcultures has led to a sell-out book on Sign of the Times being published by Wildlife Press.

Cartledge is now a consultant and historian to some of the most important fashion institutions. The talk is set to be a great account with her first-hand knowledge of the brands, boutiques, magazines and movers and shakers of the time and how London scenes formed from punk to acid house in pre-internet world.

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