In 'Costume History Beyond the Museum Part 3', CS Ambassador Sarah Morgan interviews Basia Szkutnicka, a designer and author, as well as a Professor of Practice, an MA Fashion & Textile Design Programme Leader, and Academic advisor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
In the 1930s, Italian born designer Elsa Schiaparelli dazzled the Parisian haute couture industry with her daring and highly original designs. In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Aimee Palmer highlights some of her favourite pieces from one of her favourite designers.
This week, CS Ambassador Marella Alves dos Reis gives us an insight into the history and culture of the iconic Mexican Sombrero.
This halloween, CS Ambassador Rachel Hynes discusses ghostly garments and how the fashion present is haunted by its past.
Now re-opened to the public, CS Ambassador Abigail King was lucky to see the much anticipated exhibition Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. In this week's blog, Abigail shares her experience and highlights some of the exhibition's major themes.
Following on from last week, CS Ambassador Joanna Munholland continues her interview with Barbie Signature's Lead Designer, Carlyle Nuera.
For this week's blog, CS Ambassador Joanna Munholland interviews Carlyle Nuera, Lead Designer for Mattel's Barbie Signature collection.
In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Ella Muir delves into the life and sartorial endeavours of Glam Rock's pioneering frontman, Marc Bolan.
In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Chelsey Lewington shares with us Part Two of A Tale of Three Empires, examining Tradition, Reform and the Westernisation of dress in the Ottoman Empire during the 19th Century.
Aesthetic Dress and the Pre-Raphelite Brotherhood have become popular subjects among dress historians. In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Grace Victoria Bentley discusses costume and artistic dress within the Brotherhood and its members.
For this week's blog, CS Ambassador Rachel Hynes discusses Virginia Woolf's deep, inquiring interest in fashion and Woolf's sartorial choices both in life and in her novels.
In 'Costume History Beyond the Museum Part Two', CS Ambassador Sarah Morgan interviews Amy Andrews Harrell, a period costume specialist for film and television.
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.
Following on from trialling three Reading Group sessions we’ve decided to continue these on monthly basis on the first Monday at the same time, 7.30pm. The sessions will remain free but booking is essential via eventbrite. We’re making a slight change to the booking which should be easier for all of us. Each session will be bookable separately rather than in a block of several at a time. The next session is on Monday 2 November when you can join Charlotte Nicklas, who will discuss her article, ‘It is the hat that matters the most’: Hats, Propriety and Fashion in British Fiction, 1890-1930, which featured in Costume, Vol 51, Issue 1. The article can also be accessed online through the members area of the Costume Society website. Login through the banner at the top and then the link "Read Costume online" should appear on the right hand side of the "Costume Journal" page. Please make sure to read the article before coming to the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.
Details of the grants and awards available to students and collections managers through the Costume Society.