Advance notice of Autumn Study Day
A visit to Whitchurch silk mill, the oldest in the UK.
Behind the Scenes Visit to Blythe House: Clothworkers’ Centre and British Museum storage and object study session with Edwina Ehrman
Please welcome our ambassadors for 2018. First up Francesca Scantlebury, Eanna Morrison Barrs and Jade Bailey-Dowling.
Costume Society Ambassador Victoria Haddock shares with us her fantastic insight and involvement in Branded: fashion, femininity and the right to vote at Killerton House, near Exeter.
Costume Society Ambassador Araminta Pain takes us through her recent visit to the ‘Opera: Power Passion and Politics’ exhibition at the V&A.
Summer Study Day and AGM at London College of Fashion
Textile Conservation MPhil student Daisy Graham from the University of Glasgow discusses some of the techniques, developed during her summer placement at the Palais Galliera, used to treat tricky pleats and sheer linings to Fortuny costume.
How do we replicate historical dress when the original no longer exists? Costume interpreter Viviane Chen describes the process of fabricating an authentic skirt to match an 1860s bodice from The Bowes Museum collection, thought have been made for, and worn by Joséphine Bowes.
Take a trip to Liverpool before the end of March 2018 to see ‘Transformation: One Man’s Cross-Dressing Wardrobe’ showing at Sudley House.
Tracey Allen on one of 2017's most spectacular fashion exhibitions.
CS Ambassador Araminta Pain reviews Totnes Fashion and Textiles 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.
Introducing Ben Whyman with news of two student bursaries
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