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Primarily worn by men, high heeled shoes were a symbol of masculinity, power and pedigree.

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The British Museum invites visitors to ‘thread the line between myth and reality in this phenomenal new exhibition’. This blockbuster exhibition examines the archaeological evidence supporting a long held belief that Troy did in fact exist and explores the truth behind the myths which have captured the imagination for thousands of years and continue to inspire today.   I have been waiting for this exhibition with baited breath, since I was first briefed way back in April I have been obsessing over all things Troy. Projects examining the ancient world are amongst my favourites not least because much of the...

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The floor of Westminster Abbey’s Chapter House, a room briefly used by Parliament in the 14th century, is covered in the most charming medieval tiles imaginable, their decoration depicting fleurs-de-lys and lions as well as the simplified forms of soldiers on horseback complete with shields and swords. It is easy to imagine how these tiles could become a scarf, I quickly sketched them on one of my visits to the Abbey and reproduced the medieval craftsman’s designs in lino when I got back to my studio.

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For some time now I have wanted to design a scarf inspired by Scotland. Having lived there for four years I thought it would be fitting to celebrate some of the things I loved most about this magnificent country.

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Earlier this year I was commissioned to design a range of silk scarves inspired by one of the most influencial dancers of the twentieth century, the Royal Ballet's Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Dame Margot Fonteyn.

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