May 2019

A Passion for Fashion

Welcome to The Arts Society Halifax
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 12:45
Square Chapel, 10 Square Road Halifax HX1 1QG

This lecture introduces some of the key fashion movements and designers of the 20th

The story of 20th Century fashion design.  This lecture traces how clothing, textiles and accessories were influenced by contemporary history. It includes the elegant fashions of the Edwardian era, the glamorous and decadent styles of the 1920s and 30s, the austere 1940s, futuristic fashion of the 1950s, the liberating styles of the 1960s and the avant-garde fashions of the 1970s to the present day.


Dr Sally Hoban

Dr Sally Hoban has lectured extensively on art, design and antiques throughout the UK and at The University of Birmingham. She has broadcast on BBC Antiques Roadshow, BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC Radio 4 and her publications include the book Miller’s Collecting Modern Design. She has an Honours level certificate in public speaking from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and is a freelance arts journalist for local, national and international media. Sally has a PhD in the history of art and design from The University of Birmingham and currently runs her own antiques businesses specialising in 19th and 20th century decorative arts and antique and vintage clothing and textiles.