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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
February 16, 2020
As London Fashion Week kicks off, this week's blog by Chelsey Lewington, discusses the origins of one of British fashion's most recognisable brands, Burberry.
February 9, 2020
As the subject of this week's blog, CS Ambassador Sarah Morgan reviews ‘Dressing Identity: Caring for Collections and Understanding Ourselves’ at The Valentine in Richmond, Virginia.