Advance notice of Autumn Study Day
A visit to Whitchurch silk mill, the oldest in the UK.
CIAD Biennial Dress Conference supported by The Costume Society
As we come to the anniversary of Prince’s death Costume Society ambassador Casci Ritchie shares her research into how this iconic look came to fruition.
One of our new CS ambassador recruits Casci Ritchie reviews ‘Artists Textiles - Picasso to Warhol’, an exhibition in partnership with the Fashion and Textile Museum showing at the New Lanark Visitor Centre until 29th April 2018.
CS Ambassador Katy Canales discusses the enduring appeal of Marimekko just in time for the opening of the 'Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today' exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood.
The Costume Society at the Eco-Age launch
Costume Society Ambassador Francesca Scantlebury shares her research into the protective power of coral in early modern dress.
CS Ambassador Eanna Morrison Barrs reviews the fist episode of HowStuffWorks' new podcast Dressed: The History of Fashion.
Ambassador Jade Bailey-Dowling reports from Brighton Museum & Art Gallery’s recent ‘MuseumLab’ event devoted to the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act.
Please welcome the final two ambassadors for 2018; Beth Graham and Valerie Wilson.
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.
Introducing Ben Whyman with news of two student bursaries
Summer Study Day and AGM at London College of Fashion
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