Boudicca

Fashion Designer

Boudicca is the London based design duo of Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby. Started in 1997 Boudicca was a purely artistic expression showing in art galleries and other exhibition spaces until 2001, when Boudicca were invited by the British Fashion Council to present officially during London Fashion Week.

Boudicca is a design house respected for its integrity, depth of design and attention to detail. It offers collections that are deeply researched and designed while beautifully executed in the finest European fabrics, all with serious attention to the fit and finish of each garment.  Boudicca aims to create garments that are to be worn for a lifetime and are produced in limited quantities, allowing the wearer to feel a high level of exclusivity in what she owns and reflects Boudicca's rejection of mass production. Juxtaposition of masculinity and femininity is another important aspect of the Boudicca aesthetic, with androgeny alluded to through tailoring.

In January 2007, Boudicca showed its first Haute Couture collection after becoming the first independent British fashion house to be officially invited to become a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. In 2012 they exhibited in Fashioning the Object at the Art Institute of Chicago and collaborated with filmmaker Mike Figgis at the Royal Opera House which lead to a solo show in London, where a new body of digital work was presented from the notable fellowship program at the Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University. Boudicca were the designers in residence at the London College of Fashion between 2009 and 2011.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Enchanted Palace installation, Kensington Palace, London 2010
  • Selected to design the Christmas tree at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, December 2009
  • Arnheim Fashion Biennale
  • Skin + Bones, Somerset House, London, 2008
  • Fashion and Sport, Victoria & Albert Museum London, 2008

Boudicca is the London based design duo of Zowie Broach and Brian Kirkby. Started in 1997 Boudicca was a purely artistic expression showing in art galleries and other exhibition spaces until 2001, when Boudicca were invited by the British Fashion Council to present officially during London Fashion Week.

Boudicca is a design house respected for its integrity, depth of design and attention to detail. It offers collections that are deeply researched and designed while beautifully executed in the finest European fabrics, all with serious attention to the fit and finish of each garment.  Boudicca aims to create garments that are to be worn for a lifetime and are produced in limited quantities, allowing the wearer to feel a high level of exclusivity in what she owns and reflects Boudicca's rejection of mass production. Juxtaposition of masculinity and femininity is another important aspect of the Boudicca aesthetic, with androgeny alluded to through tailoring.

In January 2007, Boudicca showed its first Haute Couture collection after becoming the first independent British fashion house to be officially invited to become a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. In 2012 they exhibited in Fashioning the Object at the Art Institute of Chicago and collaborated with filmmaker Mike Figgis at the Royal Opera House which lead to a solo show in London, where a new body of digital work was presented from the notable fellowship program at the Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University. Boudicca were the designers in residence at the London College of Fashion between 2009 and 2011.

Selected Exhibitions

  • Enchanted Palace installation, Kensington Palace, London 2010
  • Selected to design the Christmas tree at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, December 2009
  • Arnheim Fashion Biennale
  • Skin + Bones, Somerset House, London, 2008
  • Fashion and Sport, Victoria & Albert Museum London, 2008

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