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Kasia Maciejowska

MA work

Title of dissertation: The House of Beauty and Culture: A Provisional Investigation


‘The thing I like about what happened there is the awkward, psychotic or neurotic beauty. Against that background of 1980’s AIDS culture and club culture exploding and germinating and growing into E culture... that was the background to The House of Beauty and Culture. And a punk attitude.’
— Alan Macdonald


‘It was the beginning of a sustainable attitude. They were very innovative. Moore should have gone on to be a big brand and make lots of money.’

— Caryn Franklin


‘It was all done on a wing and a prayer. Those early pieces established the details that would become their signatures and copied by everyone from Topshop to Louis Vuitton.’

— Stephen Phillips


This project explores the story of the Dalston-based craft collective that included John Moore, Christopher Nemeth, Judy Blame, Richard Torry, Mark Lebon, Dave Baby and Alan Macdonald.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA History of Design, 2011

  • Title of dissertation: The House of Beauty and Culture: A Provisional Investigation


    ‘The thing I like about what happened there is the awkward, psychotic or neurotic beauty. Against that background of 1980’s AIDS culture and club culture exploding and germinating and growing into E culture... that was the background to The House of Beauty and Culture. And a punk attitude.’
    — Alan Macdonald


    ‘It was the beginning of a sustainable attitude. They were very innovative. Moore should have gone on to be a big brand and make lots of money.’

    — Caryn Franklin


    ‘It was all done on a wing and a prayer. Those early pieces established the details that would become their signatures and copied by everyone from Topshop to Louis Vuitton.’

    — Stephen Phillips


    This project explores the story of the Dalston-based craft collective that included John Moore, Christopher Nemeth, Judy Blame, Richard Torry, Mark Lebon, Dave Baby and Alan Macdonald.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), English, University of Oxford, 2004
  • Experience

  • Fashion assistant, Another Magazine, Another Man, Dazed & Confused, London, 2005-6; Interiors writer, The Times, London, 2007-present