Next up in our talks from the fashion-themed Nicer Tuesdays is fashion designer Kit Neale. From the Vikings to the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, Kit celebrated the eccentricity and sense of humour on which our sense of national identity is built. Why does Guy Fawkes Day (a commemoration of a failed terrorist plot don’t forget) unleash such creativity and imagination? Why is dressing up such an integral part of stag parties and hen-dos, where usual rules of dress and gender can be transgressed with impunity?
All of this heritage tumbles into his vibrant prints but though rooted in so many ideas, he was refreshingly straightforward about his ultimate aim. “I am designing clothes for people to look fabulous in. That’s what it’s about.”
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