The Lancashire-born fashion designer Wayne Hemingway, of Red or Dead fame, is coming to the Imperial War Museum North in October, in discussion with the journalist and TV presenter Lucy Siegle. This one-off event is linked with an exhibition currently running at the museum called ‘Fashion on the Ration – 1940s Street Style’. The exhibition will be used a starting point to discuss the environmental impacts of clothing. The pair will be exploring how the fashion industry could look to World War II for inspiration. The spirit of upcycling and improvisation of the past could be used to create a more sustainable fashion industry of today. This is a subject close to Lucy Siegle’s heart, as she is the author of ‘To Die For: Is fashion wearing out the world?’, and the executive producer of the clothing documentary ‘The True Cost’.

Wed 5 Oct, IWM North, Trafford Wharf Roadd, Stretford, Manchester, M17 1TZ. Tel: 0161 836 4000, 7pm, £12/£10,

Wed 5 Oct
A. James Simpkin
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Thu 29 Sep 2016