Fashion is GREAT Britain
The UK is at the centre of the fashion world’s creativity and design talent – and London is one of the primary fashion hubs of the world.
Oxford Economics estimates that sales of UK designer clothing have been rising by around 20 percent a year in the last decade, and are currently worth somewhere between £2.5 and £2.9 billion (Future of Fashion Report 2012, British Fashion Council).
Bastille visits the British Embassy in Washington
Deputy Ambassador Patrick Davies (a massive music fan) hosted British band Bastille on Saturday 28 September at the embassy, as part of the band’s first US tour. The band played an acoustic set, including their hit “Pompeii,” for a Music is GREAT concert. More photos ›
Little known fact: The Beatles visited the embassy in 1964 and there is footage of them in some of these very same spots.
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Fashion is GREAT Britain!
The UK is at the centre of the fashion world’s creativity and design talent – and London is one of the primary fashion hubs of the world. The British Fashion Council estimates that orders of over £100m are placed during London Fashion Week each season.
Celebrating UK Creativity at the Baltimore Comic-Con!
At the Baltimore Comic-Con this past weekend, the British Embassy in Washington celebrated what is GREAT about the comic book, science-fiction and creative industries throughout the UK.
British Comic book artists Mike Carey, Paul Jenkins, and Roger Langridge participated in a panel themed around the ‘British Invasion’ of American comics. In the 1980s, a number of British writers and artists started producing work for American comics and brought a fresh take that appealed to fans and critics alike. This has been coined the ‘British Invasion’. To celebrate this longstanding theme, the British Embassy exhibited at the Comic-Con, showcasing what is GREAT about the creative industries in Britain – from Doctor Who to Game of Thrones to Harry Potter to Wallace & Gromit, and the many British contributions to the American creative arts.
In addition to the panel, a number of British Creatives, including Mark Buckingham, Barry Kitson, Brian Bolland and others were on the floor, signing autographs, drawing and speaking with fans.
The UK has one of the largest creative sectors in the world, and British artists have also excelled in the areas of music, computer games, fine art, fashion, and film.
Learn more about how the Brits CAPE-turned the comic book industry ›
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The British Invasion Panel at the Baltimore Comic Con
In the 1980s, a number of British writers and artists started producing work for American comics and brought a new attitude to the stories. A panel of creators; Mike Carey (The Unwritten), Paul Jenkins (Deathmatch), and Roger Langridge (Popeye) and moderator Robert Greenberger provided a look at the current state of the British Invasion.