Gordon Richardson, the Creative Director at Topman, will be selecting the Fashion Museum’s prestigious Dress of the Year for 2015, it has been announced.
Each year, the Fashion Museum Bath invites a fashion luminary to select an outfit that they feel encapsulates the prevailing mood of fashion, represents the past year and captures the zeitgeist or imagination.
The outfit then goes on display at the museum and becomes part of its world-class collection.
The Dress of the Year 2015 will be unveiled on 3rd December.
“We are excited that Gordon has agreed to select the Dress of the Year 2015,” said Rosemary Harden, Fashion Museum Manager.
“The choice of this year’s selector recognises that this is such an important moment for menswear.
“With his involvement in MAN and ‘London Collections Men’ Gordon has been instrumental in kick-starting the careers of many of Britain’s most directional menswear designers, who are acclaimed the world over.
“We are intrigued to see what he’s going to choose.”
Gordon Richardson said: “I am so honoured to have been asked to select the next Dress of the Year. With so many talented young designers producing exciting, challenging clothes it was no easy task to select one to represent the best of international fashion design right now.”
The Fashion Museum is run by Bath & North East Somerset Council.
Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones (Conservative, Lansdown), the Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “It’s great news that such an influential name from the fashion world has agreed to select this year’s Dress of the Year.
“Local residents will be able to see his selection for free at the Fashion Museum when they show a Discovery Card.”