6 Oct - 4 Nov 2017

REBEL THREADS – Clothing of the Bad, Beautiful & Misunderstood

5 Oct 2017 6:30 PM
5 Oct 2017 6:30 PM
5 Oct 2017 6:30 PM



+ 2 Special Screening Events for your diary TBC

Weds Oct 23rd and Weds Nov 1st

We are pleased to present a book launch and accompanying exhibition to celebrate the publication of Rebel Threads: Clothing of the Bad, Beautiful & Misunderstood by Roger Burton, founder and artistic director of The Horse Hospital and owner of The Contemporary Wardrobe Collection.

About Rebel Threads:

This impressive showcase features over 1300 examples of rare vintage clothing from the swing, counterculture and blank generation eras, detailed photographs and factual stories of the clothes origins, alongside many previously unseen fashion and film stills. The book traces how these distinct street punk styles were originally put together and worn by the predominant teenage sub-cultures that emerged between 1940–1980, and set these kids apart from mainstream fashion.

“Roger is the infinite collector and master curator of this living and wearable history”

Julien Temple, film director 

With 50 years’ experience collecting vintage street fashion, costume designer, stylist and former mod, the author, supplied original mod clothing for the 1978 cult film Quadrophenia, before establishing the Contemporary Wardrobe Collection, to provide street fashion for TV and Film. He went on to dress literally hundreds of influential bands, from David Bowie to the Rolling Stones. The archive now exceeds some 20 thousand items and serves as a valuable resource for leading fashion and film stylists, designers and important museums around the world.

Rebel Threads is prerequisite for all lovers of vintage clothing, collectors, fashion students, designers, costumiers and anyone fascinated by the history of street style.

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