//Frederique Cifuentes captures Lloyd Johnson in the doorway at 406 King's Road. Lloyd installed the lamp above his head when he opened Johnson's at the premises in 1978.//
Yesterday filming started for this summer’s King’s Road Fashion & Music Trail, which is is being launched to visitors to west London’s historic thoroughfare as part of Kensington & Chelsea’s InTransit festival in July.
The films of sites which have housed important boutiques in the story of rock & roll fashion will be accessible for pedestrians via QR codes and also appear on the RBKC website and on Youtube.
The first five King’s Road addresses which will feature are:
• 138a – Mary Quant and Alexander Plunkett Green’s Bazaar opened here in 1955
• 161 – Dandie Fashions and Apple Tailoring (1967-70)
• 406 – Johnson’s The Modern Outfitter (1978-2000)
• 430 – The first incarnation here we are looking at is Paradise Garage (1971)
• 488 – Granny Takes A Trip (1966-74)
Yesterday film-maker/photographer Frederique Cifuentes and I filmed interviews with Lloyd Johnson at 406 and Granny’s founder Nigel Waymouth at 488. Now home to Rocco Borghese’s extraordinary glass chandelier sculptures, Nigel was jazzed to spot that some of the Victorian flock wallpaper which adorned Granny’s walls when they moved in is still in place on the ceiling.
The films have been commissioned by Alan Kirwan of RKBC’s culture section; find out more about InTransit here.
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Filming Lloyd Johnson and Nigel Waymouth for the King’s Road Fashion + Music Trail