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Reflections: My Time as Recipient of The Museum Work Experience Grant

Reflections: My Time as Recipient of The Museum Work Experience Grant

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, Reviews | April 26, 2020
With this year’s applications now extended to 30th July 2020, Costume Society Ambassador Aimée Palmer reflects on her time spent at the Ulster Folk Museum as recipient of The Costume Society's Museum Work Experience Grant.

Bedside Fashions: Dress and Disease

Bedside Fashions: Dress and Disease

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | April 19, 2020
In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Rachel Hynes discusses the links between dress and disease, throughout history and the current pandemic.

Glove’s Labour’s Lost: An Exploration of Seventeenth-Century Gloves

Glove’s Labour’s Lost: An Exploration of Seventeenth-Century Gloves

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | April 12, 2020
Gloves... A necessity for many in these unprecedented times! Isabella Rosner highlights the allure of gloves in Seventeenth century England where they were used more for decoration, elaborately embroidered and infused with scent.

What to Wear When the World is in Lockdown: The History of the Indomitable Tracksuit

What to Wear When the World is in Lockdown: The History of the Indomitable Tracksuit

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | April 6, 2020
With the vast majority of the population now working from home, comfort has become key when dressing for the home 'office'. In this weeks blog, CS Ambassador Ella Muir discusses the history of the indomitable tracksuit and its new coveted place within our wardrobes.

Wool: the unexpected material used in historical swimwear

Wool: the unexpected material used in historical swimwear

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | March 29, 2020
With the clocks going forward to mark the start of Spring, Costume Society Ambassador Marella Alves dos Reis discusses wool; the unexpected material used in early swimwear.

In Glistening Glory: Queen Elizabeth I’s Dress at Hampton Court Palace

In Glistening Glory: Queen Elizabeth I’s Dress at Hampton Court Palace

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, Reviews | March 22, 2020
The 24th of March marks the anniversary Queen Elizabeth I's death in 1603. In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Isabella Rosner discusses the Bacton Altar Cloth, the last surviving item of clothing from the Tudor Queen's wardrobe.

Literary Threads: The Irish Mantle (1882-1930)

Literary Threads: The Irish Mantle (1882-1930)

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | March 15, 2020
Just in time for St. Patrick's day, CS Ambassador Rachel Hynes takes an in-depth look at the Irish Mantle, and its many incarnations, from a literary perspective.

‘Vice Versa’: Exploring the influence of menswear on women’s fashion and vice versa

‘Vice Versa’: Exploring the influence of menswear on women’s fashion and vice versa

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society, Reviews | March 8, 2020
CS Ambassador Aimée Palmer reviews 'Vice Versa', a temporary fashion exhibition which explores the influence of menswear on women’s fashion and vice versa! On until 31st August 2020 at Ulster Museum, part of National Museums of Northern Ireland.

Sleeping Treasures: The Kate Elizabeth Bunce Kimono

Sleeping Treasures: The Kate Elizabeth Bunce Kimono

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | March 1, 2020
To coincide with the opening of the V&A's much anticipated exhibition, KIMONO: Kyoto to Catwalk, as the subject of this week's blog, CS Ambassador Grace Victoria Bentley takes a look at the Kate Elizabeth Bunce Kimono.

“Let us be elegant or die”: Frippery and Androgyny in Emma and Little Women

“Let us be elegant or die”: Frippery and Androgyny in Emma and Little Women

Costume Society Ambassadors, Costume Society | February 23, 2020
As awards season comes to a close, fashion and film takes centre stage in this weeks blog. CS Ambassador, Ella Muir, discusses all things sartorial in Little Women, winner of the 2020 Oscar for Best Costume Design, alongside the new adaptation of Jane Austin's Emma.

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