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Red or Dead 30th Anniversary exhibition

Posted at 10:00 am, November 9, 2012 in Shopping & Style
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It’s a full three decades since designer Wayne Hemingway and his wife Gerardine started selling clothes in Camden market and the cult label Red or Dead was born. Within the first year they had sixteen stalls which evolved into stores in Camden and Manchester. With their ever-expanding fan base the Hemingways decided to try their hand at being shoemakers and thus sealed the brand’s fate as the iconic British institution. This free exhibition opening today (until Nov 11) at Dray Walk by Brick Lane charts the success of the brand, from their humble Camden Market beginnings to their platformed 1990s heyday, via the memorable watch shoes worn by Bros (and Brosettes) across the country in the late 1980s. A must for any child of Thatcher. Jade Thomson

For info, see redordead.com.

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