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Filming: Lloyd Johnson and Nigel Waymouth for the King’s Road Fashion + Music Trail

Lloyd Johnson in the doorway of 406 King's Road - site of his Johnson's The Modern Outfitter boutique 1978-2000

//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.


//Nigel Waymouth on the terrace at 488 King's Road.//

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.

This is Frederique Cifuente’s website and more examples of Rocco Borghese’s work can be found here.

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Author: / Published: May 17th, 2012 / Category: 430 King's Road, Chelsea, Curating, Design, Festivals, King's Road, Lloyd Johnson / Comments: 4

4 Responses to “Filming: Lloyd Johnson and Nigel Waymouth for the King’s Road Fashion + Music Trail”

  1. Steve E.
    on May 17th, 2012
    @ 1:26 pm

    What’s the book you’re holding up to the camera called, Paul?

  2. Steve E.
    on May 17th, 2012
    @ 1:29 pm

    Oh, it’s The Look.

    Sorry, I was distracted by how strange World’s End is looking nowadays!

  3. Paul Gorman
    on May 17th, 2012
    @ 2:43 pm

    That’s the one!

  4. Memories of Dandie Fashions + Paradise Garage + a return to Granny’s « Paul Gorman is…
    on May 18th, 2012
    @ 7:18 am

    […] interviewed Granny Takes A Trip founder Nigel Waymouth at 488 earlier this week, we took Klein along to the site he first visited as a music and fashion-mad Californian teenager […]

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