A new retrospective at the Fashion and
In the world of fashion, brands like American Apparel have modelled their whole aesthetic on the legginsy sex appeal that refuses to die. Leggings are still very much the default setting for lots of us for both day and night and on the SS10 catwalks (step forward Alexander Wang and Ashish) luxe jogging bottoms are big news. Meanwhile grey marl jersey is one of those trends that comfortably bridge the runway and the street.
Interestingly, the brand that kick-started all of this back in the good ol’ eight-ohs – Pineapple, is enjoying a moment in the spotlight itself at the moment. The exhibition 30 Years of Pineapple at the lovely Museum in Southwark,
Pineapple is a business fuelled by a one-woman phenomena, Debbie Moore. After making her name as a model in the ‘60s, she opened her dance studios in a former pineapple warehouse in Covent Garden, 1979, after finding out that the last dance studios in central
By approaching manufacturers DuPont, the fabric cotton lycra was developed, and since then her innovative pieces – leggings, bodysuits and cropped baggy sweaters have taken up residence on the fashion landscape. The exhibition is free, for more details click here.
- Naomi Attwood