Foale & Tuffin

Foale and Tuffin, 1960s fashion, fashion history tour, Carnaby Street, London, Soho, 1960s

Mary Foale and Sally Tuffin set out to make “fun” clothes and helped, along with Mary Quant and a handful of London-based designers, to make the coolest clothes fun, giving … Read More

Jean Muir, Engineer in Cloth

Dress by fashion designer Jean Muir, Ballgowns to Bumsters Tour, Mayfair, Fashion Tours London, fashion walks and shopping tours for fashionistas

Jean Muir has been called “the greatest dressmaker in the world”, fit to be compared with Vionnet, Chanel and Madame Grès. A 1975 survey found that the two most copied … Read More

Redfern and the Woman’s Suit

Ad for Redfern suits, Mayfair, Conduit Street, Ballgowns to Bumsters Tour, Fashion Tours London, fashion walks and shopping tours for fashionistas

John Redfern is responsible for putting women into suits, and he was able to do so because he made the suit a thing of elegant beauty. Long before Coco Chanel … Read More

Bianca Mosca

fashion designer Bianca Mosca, couture house on South Audley Street, Mayfair, Ballgowns to Bumsters Tour, Fashion Tours London, fashion walks and shopping tours for fashionistas

The brief story of Bianca Mosca epitomises the symbiotic relationship that the UK has long had with its continental neighbours in the world of fashion. It’s a symbiotic relationship that … Read More