Introducing our new Student Awards Co-ordinators!

We're looking forward to the opportunity to get more involved with the Costume Society student awards as we both come from a background in costume for live performance. We both work as lecturers at Birmingham City University, which gives us an insight into the demands on students, but also the opportunities. Louise runs the Costume Design and Practice course in the school of Fashion and Textiles, and Joanna is a senior lecturer in Design for Performance, in the school of Visual Communicaton. We'll be announcing news about the Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion Awards and the student bursary very soon. Watch this space!


Joanna Jarvis


Louise Chapman

  • Hooded jacket, c. 1745-60, from the Snowshill collection. Image: Simon Harris/National Trust