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Costume History Beyond the Museum Part 3: The Private Collector, Modern Uses for Historical Pieces

Costume History Beyond the Museum Part 3: The Private Collector, Modern Uses for Historical Pieces

November 22, 2020
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.

Favourite Designers: Elsa Schiaparelli

Favourite Designers: Elsa Schiaparelli

November 15, 2020
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.

The Sombrero: An Iconic Symbol of Mexican Culture

The Sombrero: An Iconic Symbol of Mexican Culture

November 8, 2020
This week, CS Ambassador Marella Alves dos Reis gives us an insight into the history and culture of the iconic Mexican Sombrero.

Ghostly Garments: Returns and Revenants

Ghostly Garments: Returns and Revenants

November 1, 2020
This halloween, CS Ambassador Rachel Hynes discusses ghostly garments and how the fashion present is haunted by its past.

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk Exhibition Review

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk Exhibition Review

October 25, 2020
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.

In Conversation with Carlyle Nuera, Lead Designer – Barbie Signature, Part Two.

In Conversation with Carlyle Nuera, Lead Designer – Barbie Signature, Part Two.

October 18, 2020
Following on from last week, CS Ambassador Joanna Munholland continues her interview with Barbie Signature's Lead Designer, Carlyle Nuera.

In Conversation with Carlyle Nuera, Lead Designer – Barbie Signature, Part One.

In Conversation with Carlyle Nuera, Lead Designer – Barbie Signature, Part One.

October 11, 2020
For this week's blog, CS Ambassador Joanna Munholland interviews Carlyle Nuera, Lead Designer for Mattel's Barbie Signature collection.

Sequins, Satin and Glam Rock: An Ode to Marc Bolan, “who started it all”.

Sequins, Satin and Glam Rock: An Ode to Marc Bolan, “who started it all”.

October 4, 2020
In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Ella Muir delves into the life and sartorial endeavours of Glam Rock's pioneering frontman, Marc Bolan.

Tradition, Reform and the Westernisation of dress in the Ottoman Empire during the 19th Century.

Tradition, Reform and the Westernisation of dress in the Ottoman Empire during the 19th Century.

September 27, 2020
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.

Costume in Art & Artistic Dress

Costume in Art & Artistic Dress

September 20, 2020
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.

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