Fashion: Made to pleasure

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SATELLITES OF Fashion at the Crafts Council explores the relationship between accessory designers and craftsmanship. Philip Treacy, Emma Hope, Lulu Guinness, Patrick Cox, Stephen Jones, Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo all consider themselves to be both craftsman and designers, and are represented here with the slickest in the industry.

If you are thinking of spending pounds 400-plus on a Lulu Guinness bag, you just may be seduced if you know it has been hand-embroidered with a silver cobweb. For anyone wanting to commission a pair of shoes, or a one-off hat, this show doubles as a luxury supermarket. Exhibits aren't for sale, but the contributors are commissionable.

Satellites of Fashion, at the Crafts Council Gallery, 44a Pentonville Road, London N1 (0171-278 7700) until 10 January 1999. Entry is free

Tamsin Blanchard