The roots of @londonfashionweek date back to 1604 when the openly gay Monarch, #KingJamesI liberated people to wear what they wanted regardless of #class or gender by abolishing the ancient #SumptuaryLaws which had kept people in “their place” by dictating the #colours #silhouettes & #textiles they could wear. Prior to 1604 #Fashion had been the preserve of the #aristocracy Fashion became a leading #art form of the #Baroque & a means of expressing individuality ⚜️By 1625 25% of #londoners were crossdressing representing the flourishing new ideas like gender-mobility and a wider taste for flamboyance across the nation.
At the forefront of fashion were the Women & LGBTQ Celebrity Eccentrics who Spearheaded the cultural & scientific revolution ⚜️Their bold ideas were frequently expressed in their daring use of fashion ⚜️But where are the statues & memorials to these once Celebrated #women & #LGBTQs# who transformed Britain from a #medieval backwater into the hub of The Modern Age & continued to be honoured until Victorian historians deliberately ghosted them to create a Straight Male narrative
As a historian I’m dedicated to I
revive these ghosted women and LGBTQs of history - meanwhile the magnificent & #innovative designers & #sartorial poetry of
@londonfashionweek continues to #celebrate #fashionasart expressing bold new ideas @fashionscout @quarrydolls @joshuakanebespoke @malanbreton @pamhoggfashion @ellenvonunwerth @hilaryalexanderobe @daniellismore @velveteccentric @muirvidler (at Mayfair)