Wednesday 25 November / 2.30pm
Bring out your Annabelinda and hear the history of this legendary Oxford based fashion label with founder Belinda O’Hanlon and designer Marni Barnard.
Founded in 1970 by Belinda O’Hanlon and Anita Woodhead, Annabelinda is renowned for its romantic, feminine fashion styles and exquisitely crafted details. The brand featured Liberty fabrics in all its collections and was sold in the Designer Room in Liberty from 1973. By 1979, Annabelinda had two concessions within the Liberty department store in the Designer and Bridal Rooms. All the clothes were produced locally in Oxfordshire by skilled outworkers, a working method that the brand maintained until the retirement of Belinda O’Hanlon in 2012.
This is a rare opportunity to meet some of the team behind the Annabelinda brand and to experience their story in a fully illustrated talk, featuring dresses from private collections. Guests are encouraged to bring their own Annabelinda garments in order to share their stories of what it meant to wear Liberty prints in fashion.
*Free talk with exhibition ticket booked below. Not valid with any other offer.
Ticket includes admission to LIBERTY IN FASHION exhibition, which guests are welcome to view before or after the event. The talk starts at 2.30pm in the Museum Fashion Studio and lasts for approximately one hour including the chance to ask questions at the end.
Exhibition tickets: £9 adults / £7 concessions / £6 students