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Jacey Lamerton

Take 37 million casualties, tortuous political machinations and an overwhelmingly arduous four years of mud, blood and tears in the deadlocked trenches.

Yes, take World War 1- one of the deadliest conflicts in human history …. and make FASHION!

Diving back into the classroom in my 40s has been a crazy challenge in itself. But now they’ve asked us to create a garment inspired by the death, destruction and utter misery that was World War I.

To be fair, it’s actually a fantastic opportunity. The labyrinthine treasure box that is York’s Castle Museum is opening a spanking new exhibition of the Great War next year – and we have been asked to create an item of clothing to be displayed in this very special gallery. 

More than 7 million tourists visit York, and a good proportion of them must trot across that rotten old car park to this major attraction…

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