Asbjorg likes to keep up to date with all the latest trends and debates in the UK and European fashion world. She attends many conferences, exhibitions and shows which give her inspiration and also extend her already vast knowledge of fashion from all perspectives; academic, creative and practical.
An Indulgence Evening, the New Orleans Boat in Henley.
As part of a fundraising event a group of professional make-up artists, colour me beautiful and stylist Asbjorg will be giving hands on advice and tips on make-up, colours and personal style. The event will take place on the 9th of October.
Cancer Research, Duke Street, Henley on Thames
This afternoon, in the name of beauty, a working stylist, make-up artist and a couple of hairdressers will give hands on advice and styling, for the sake of a good cause.
Pampering Event, Langtree School, Reading Road, Woodcote
This is a pampering sessions for mothers. Make-up artist, nail beautician, hairdresser, stylist Asbjorg Dunker and a super nanny will all be there to give you any advice you may desire.
Royal College of Art, Kensington, London
Asbjorg attends these graduate shows as a fashion editor. It is a wonderful way of keeping up to date on the skills, techniques and talents that will be hitting the fashion world in years to come.
Talk on Style, Trinity School, Vicarage Road, Henley on Thames
Using props, anecdotes and humour Asbjorg makes style approachable. You willl get many tips and food for thought. One thing is certain, you will not look at your own wardrobe with the same eyes as before.
Talk on Style, Valley Road School, Valley Road, Henley on Thames
Using props, anecdotes and humour Asbjorg makes style approachable. You will get many tips and food for thoughts. One thing is certain, you will not look at your own wardrobe with the same eyes as before.
Rejuvenating Evening, Harringtons Hairdressers, Henley on Thames
- Consultations and demonstrations by;
- Natara Jackson, Aesthetic Nurse Practioner,
- Sameer Patel, Dentist
- Asbjorg Dunker, Personal Stylist
- April 2008
- Newspaper Interview, Kjerteminde Avis, Denmark
HYF Gala Show, Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley on Thames
On Saturday the 15th Asbjorg and her team of design competition winners has again created an event in the presenting of garments. The theme is decadence; the corruption of purity.
Design Workshops, Chiltern Edge School, Reades Lane, Sonning Common
On the 6th and 7th Asbjorg and her competent team will be running design workshops, introducing techniques on how to manipulate garments and surfaces.
Design Workshops, Gillotts School, Gillotts Lane, Henley on Thames
On the 27th and 28th Asbjorg and her competent team will be running design workshops, introducing techniques on how to manipulate garments and surfaces.
Design Workshops, River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames
On the 13th, 14th and 15th Asbjorg and her competent team will be running design workshops, introducing techniques on how to manipulate garments and surfaces.
Talk on Style, Shiplake School, Memorial Avenue, Henley on Thames
Using props, anecdotes and humour Asbjorg makes style approachable. You will get many tips and food for thought. One thing is certain, you will not look at your own wardrobe with the same eyes as before
Manish Arora, Fashion in Motion, V&A, London
Known for his vivid palette of riotous colours and kitsch motifs. His garments combine contemporary silhouettes with traditional Indian craft methods. He studied at the National Insitute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, setting up his eponymous label in 1997.
London Graduate Week London Graduate Week, Battersea Park, London
This event attracts fashion scouts from the UK and overseas, looking for that unique quirky Britishness. The prestigious River Island Gold Award, an incredible £20,000 prize, is presented for the most outstanding collection in the Gala Show. It is a one of its kind award within UK Fashion Education. http://www.gfw.org.uk/
- Royal College of Art Fashion Show
- Graduate Fashion Show, Royal College of Art, London
Catwalk presentations by graduating fashion students in Menswear and Womenswear, as well as static displays of Accessory and Footwear designs. Tickets must be bought in advance by calling 020 7590 4566 or click here to buy online. http://www.rca.ac.uk/
Design workshops: Christ Church Centre, Henley on Thames
Asbjorg is a personal stylist and an experienced lecturer in the UK and Continental Europe. She will be running four workshops on how to create an innovative ball gown, recycling materials such as plastic, cardboard and fabrics. “It is great to work with the creative minds of young people. Fashion and design seem to catch their interest and I enjoy providing some of the knowledge they can unfold their creativity on.”
Talks: Henley College and Gillotts School, Henley on Thames
Asbjorg Dunker will be giving two inspirational talks, before running workshops on how to create an innovative ball gown. Her expertise in fashion, design and styling will give participants the opportunity to engage in the many aspects and levels of designing and creating garments.
Kylie - The Exhibition
Kylie, the Exhibition, V&A London
Kylie’s early tours featured costumes of prominent Australian designers, each one revealing a different look. Later however her approach to costumes became more integrated in creating distinct moods and themes. For the Kylie Tour 2002 she wore costumes designed by Dolce & Gabbana. They are fasinating costumes! http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/kylie/ http://www.vam.ac.uk/
Christian Lacroix, Fashion in Motion, V&A London
Studying Art History wanting to become a museum curator or costume designer, Lacroix fell into fashion by chance. His designs are unapologetically glamarous, expensive-looking and his ornate bustiers and opera capes dramatic. He came to epitomise the 80's through use of sumptuous fabrics (velvet, satin, taffeta) and overlapping patterns (patchwork, stripes).
Royal College of Art Show
The Royal College of Art, Kensington London
The college has a long-standing and prestigious reputation for its annual end-of-year show. In order to provide each student with a highly visible public platform, the Fashion Department’s Show is delivered five times over a few days in June culminating in a gala evening for international media, potential employers and sponsors. A truly wonderful experience to be part of. http://www.rca.ac.uk/
Graduate Fashion Week, Battersea Park London
The GFW Gala shows the best graduates from all the Design, Textile and Fashion Colleges around the UK. It is an interesting event as some of these young talents will work their name up. This year James Lawrence from Northumbria University scooped the £20,000 River Island Gold Award. Emma Mudford from Northampton was awarded the Zandra Rhodes Textile Award. http://www.gfw.org.uk/
Fashionology, V&A London
In conjunction with the Anna Piaggi exhibition at the V&A, Asbjorg had the wonderful opportunity to meet Anna Piaggi, a legendary self-styled icon, fashion reporter and editor, in person. ‘She is intellectual about the visuals of fashion and a great inspirational personality. She has fun with clothes and is wonderfully mad when it comes to dressing. She makes history present and present relevant’.
Young Designer Competition, Henley on Thames
This year, for the first time, the ever-popular local Henley Youth Festival was able to offer its very own fashion design competition for secondary and college level students. Asbjorg developed an educational programme of events, including a lecture on the meaning of fashion at Gillotts School, which culminated in a fashion design competition and exhibition. The entries showed high standards in designing, cultural awareness and creativity. Asbjorg and fashion editor Kira Joliffe judged the style boards. The winner, Joana Figueira, will attend the London College of Fashion degree show with Asbjorg in June.
Charity Mendathon Charity Mendathon, Henley on Thames After having read about OSAR (Oxfordshire Search and Rescue) a local businesswoman decided to stitch together her own rescue team of sewers to do all sorts of mending and minor alterations. Asbjorg was on hand to advise on more complex alterations, along with a BBC wardrobe mistress. The event raised £900.
Frieze Art Fair, Regents Park, London
Matthieu Laurette, a well-renowned multimedia artist, invited a selection of the UK’s leading fashion experts to conduct fashion tours at the Frieze Art Fair. Instead of commenting on the artworks on display, the experts focused on the visitors and their fashion styles. The fashion experts included Peter Saville (high profile graphic designer), Isabella Blow (style icon and fashion director), Kira Jolliffe (editor, Cheap Date Magazine and author of Cheap Date Guide to Style (2007) and Bay Garnett (Co-editor of Cheap Date and Vogue stylist). Asbjorg and Bella Freud selected the stylish individuals who became subjects for the tour. http://www.friezeartfair.com/projects/2005/110714.shtm
- Port Eliot Literary Festival
- CHEAP DATE PIN-UP TENT
- Port Eliot Literary Festival, Cornwall
Asbjorg appeared at the festival styling members of the public to become their pin-up alter ego in the Cheap Date tent. Kira Joliffe, founder of Cheap Date magazine and author of the long awaited book ‘Cheap Date’s Guide to Style’, out March 2007, said ‘I’ve got the most gorgeous helpers in the Cheap Date tent this year’.
LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION DEGREE SHOW, Battersea Park, London
A brilliant way of keeping an eye on the latest fashion trends.
FUTURE BEAUTY, Live Debate, V & A, London
What is beauty? Beauty is much easier to detect than to define. It may be a source of pleasure but it is also controversial. Some even argue against it.
Fashion Influences in our Time Event, Henley-on-Thames
A special event for clients hosted by Asbjorg, the evening touched on themes of camouflage, subterfuge, fantasy, fashion therapy, communication and self-expression to uncover some of the current influences in fashion and dressing. Lisa Stead (PhD Central St. Martin's College) spoke about ‘The Emotional Wardrobe’ and Asbjorg spoke specifically about ‘Dressing Personality’.
- Black British Style
- BLACK BRITISH STYLE, Exhibition & Conference, London
- Exploring black style and fashion in Britain since 1945 and its impact on contemporary British culture.
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, Exhibition, London A celebration of the extraordinary career of Vivienne Westwood.
REVIVING FASHION- HISTORICAL INSPIRATION AND MODERN STYLE, Study day, London
An exploration of historical fashion trends in today’s society www.vam.ac.uk www.csm.arts.ac.uk www.britishcouncil.org www.viviennewestwood.com
GIANNI VERSACE, Exhibition & Study Day, London
An exploration of the designer’s great originality, versatility and imagination through close examination of his working methods, craft innovations and his influence on fashion photography. www.vam.ac.uk www.versace.com www.fashion.arts.ac.uk