Fashion Conversations: PALMER//HARDING the ‘Shirt Boys’

Thursday 13 July | 6–8pm

PALMER//HARDING is a new British fashion brand specialising in the shirt. With a high profile collaboration at high street retailer John Lewis and fans including the British Prime Minister Teresa May, this talk in conversation with Vogue’s Sarah Mower, is a rare opportunity to meet the designers and hear what it takes to create a successful fashion brand in the 21st century.

Launched in 2012 by Central Saint Martins-trained Levi Palmer and Matthew Harding, Palmer//Harding create modern, crafted shirts that aim to bridge the line between wardrobe essential and modern statement. Through innovative pattern cutting, draping techniques, and evolving catwalk collections, the duo have created a following which continues to grow. Often referred to as ‘the shirt boys’ by press and buyers, the brand features regularly in international publications and stockists include globally recognised retailers such as Matches, Opening Ceremony, and Le Bon Marché.

Illustrated with examples of clever tailoring and an expanding range of shirts and shirt-dresses in a variety of cottons, this talk is a fantastic opportunity to learn how a fashion design and business partnership can work.

Sarah Mower is’s chief critic. She travels the world tracking down future fashion talent playing in instrumental role behind the rise of; Christopher Kane, Erdem, Mary Katrantzou and JW Anderson. She serves at co-chair of the BFC NEWGEN Committee since 2009 and a founding member of the London Showrooms.

Price £15 / £12 students includes a complimentary drink and exhibition entry.
Guests are welcome to view The World of Anna Sui before or after the talk.

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