Virginia Woolf’s forward-thinking novel, Orlando: A Biography, the tale of a poet who switches genders and lives through several centuries, has inspired many a creative thinker. Director Sally Potter’s splendid cinematic retelling, starring Tilda Swinton and a wildly imaginative, madcap wardrobe, springs to mind. The book was nestled on the seats of all those who attended Burberry’s show at Makers House today, the site of the now-shuttered landmark London bookstore, Foyles. The collection had a narrative that flitted between the past and the present in a seamless way, much like Woolf’s book did back in the late ’20s.
LONDON, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
by CHIOMA NNADI