Style Cycles: Golf

Amber Butchart: Fashion Historian

Bobby Jones and fellow golfers found at Black Watch

This summer of sport has seen a heightened interest in many activities that would ordinarily go unnoticed by my sport-loathing self. But the sartorial semiotics of sporting attire do interest me, and I’ve always had a soft spot for plus fours. So naturally the Bompas and Parr crazy golf course currently residing on the roof of Selfridges piqued my interest. Designed by jellymongers and food architects Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, the 9-hole golf course revisits Selfridges’ first introduction of mini golf on its roof back in the 1930s (that Gordon Selfridge loved a bit of frivolity) and the course has been designed to look like a giant display of cakes, one for each hole, representing famous London landmarks. Believe it or not, crazy golf has been hitting the headlines recently as pointed out by The Guardian; the seeming innocuity…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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