Amber has spoken on many aspects of fashion history from the influence of war on fashion to the cultural history of shoes at a range of institutions including the National Gallery, Tate Britain, BAFTA, British Museum, University of the Arts London, British Film Institute, Wellcome Collection, British Library, Institute for Contemporary Arts, Fashion & Textile Museum, National Maritime Museum, Selfridges, SHOWstudio, Stylist Live, the Institute of Historical Research, Cheltenham Literature Festival & the Royal Academy of Arts. She has programmed and hosted events for the Design Museum and she has a long-standing relationship with the V&A where she is regularly asked to run ‘in conversation’ events.
Diverse topics include midcentury Soviet fashion, gothic style, the history of women in trousers, and the Regency dress of Jane Austen. She has interviewed design luminaries from the RCA to Savile Row, and is frequently asked to host panel discussions on areas ranging from Russian theatre costume to issues around fashion and age. As an Associate Lecturer at London College of Fashion she has lectured across a number of areas concerning fashion and the body, and as a Visiting Lecturer has spoken at the Royal College of Art, University for the Creative Arts, Northern School of Art and the Universities of Portsmouth, Plymouth and Brighton. International events include Fashion Forward Dubai, the definitive fashion platform for the Middle East, the Fashion for Action conference in Kiev, INSTART studio in Hangzhou, the Midsummer Nights Festival in Moscow, Dallas Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
‘Is Fashion Art?’ at Tate Britain