A visit to Whitchurch silk mill, the oldest in the UK.
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Ambassador Francesca Scantlebury traces the history of the colour pink in fashion in the run up to Dr. Valerie Steele’s latest book ‘Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Colour’.
Costume Society Ambassador, Valerie Wilson, explores the history of glove making in Ireland.
Following on: in the second part of this week’s blog Costume Society ambassador Victoria Haddock continues to trace the life and work of the renowned Costume Designer Edith Head.
Eight time Academy Award Winning Costume Designer Edith Head is the subject of this week's blog by CS Ambassador Victoria Haddock. Part 1 of 2
Legendary Fashion Editor, Carmel Snow, credited with coining Dior's "New Look", is the subject of this weeks blog by CS Ambassador Emma Kelly.
A fascinating review of the exhibition ‘My 1950s: Women. Fashion. Everyday Life.’ currently showing at the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm from CS Ambassador Eanna Morrison Barrs.
Using Konstantin Stanislavski's theories of Performance, in this first of three instalments, CS Ambassador Beth Graham discusses the corset and ideals of Victorian Femininity.
CS Ambassador Francesca Scantlebury reviews the conference ‘Dress and Décor’ hosted last month by the Institute of Scottish Historical Research as part of their tenth-anniversary celebrations.
Blythe House, Olympia is home to the V&A's Clothworkers' Centre where, on the 8th April 2018, CS Ambassador Valerie Wilson attended a 'behind the scenes' visit hosted by the V&A and the British Museum.
Promoting the study of all aspects of clothing and textiles, the Society aims to encourage access to costume history, including contemporary dress. Our appeal is wide-ranging and object-based. Our members include academics, collectors, curators, designers, re-enactors, students and informed enthusiasts across the world. What we have in common is our wish to provide the best and most varied opportunities to study this fascinating topic.
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Introducing Ben Whyman, Louise Chapman and Joanna Jarvis with news of two student bursaries
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