Often wondered how tartan came to be established as a fashion statement? Learn about its history and symbolism in this fascinating talk.
SAVAGE NATIONALISM: Tartan from William Wallace to Alexander McQueen with Dorothy Morgan
Is tartan a fabric or a design, a marketing opportunity or a tool of imperialism, a fashion statement or a subversive weapon, a rallying call to a nation or the means of its oppression? From fierce Caledonian warriors to high fashion runways, tartan is a synonym for Scotland, recognised around the world. How did this humble cloth come into being, change over the centuries, and become such a potent symbol?
Wednesday 22 June 2016 | 10.00 am to 11.30 am
The Johnson Collection
NOTE: Visitors must be collected by courtesy bus from the foyer of the Pullman Melbourne on the Park hotel (formerly Hilton on the Park Hotel), 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
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