Wednesday 13 January 2021, Virtual Event, Collecting with Sophie Roet, Esther Fitzgerald and Bess Nielsen
Wednesday 13 January 2021, 6-8pm GMT
Virtual Talk, hosted on Zoom (link will be sent to attendees the week prior to the event)
We are joined by Sophie Roet, Esther Fitzgerald and Bess Nielsen of Khadi & Co to talk about textile collecting to why and how textiles are collected, what can we learn from these collections and how they shape future textiles.
London-based textile archivist Sophie Roet began her career as a textile designer. She has sold her designs to several fashion houses, including Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, as well as having a capsule collection displayed at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Since then, she has spent more than twenty years curating an extensive archive of rare and unique fabrics. She works closely with the interiors and fashion world, including Louis Vuitton and Burberry, helping to inspire new collections and exclusive colour ranges or framing unusual textiles and original textile artworks for private clients.
Esther Fitzgerald handles textiles of exceptional merit, from all cultures, covering a time span of 2000 years and has done so for the past three decades. She has been fortunate to place textiles, and collections of textiles, in major museums and institutions throughout the world.
Bess Nielsen, a Danish-born fashion designer founded Khadi & Co in 2005 to cultivate her fascination with hand-woven textiles. For more than thirty years, she traveled India to work with many textile artisans.
Khadi and Co honours the nobility of the human hand and values teamwork between India and Paris. It is a pioneering luxury artisan fashion house born to create essential clothing.