August 31, 2020
As Summer starts to wind down, CS Ambassador Marella Alves dos Reis discusses the origins and lasting legacy of the Espadrille.
August 23, 2020
This week's blog is a special entry from Katie Sawyer, Trainee Curator at Bodmin Keep: Cornwall’s Army Museum. As part of her training program she has developed a summer exhibition called ‘Frontiers of Fashion: How Military Uniform Influences Civilian Fashion'.
August 16, 2020
“Those who think of embroidery as an occasional sedative occupation must think again." In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Aimée Palmer recalls the life and career of one of Britain's greatest embroiderers, Constance Howard.
August 11, 2020
With masks now part of our "new normal", CS Ambassador Isabella Rosner looks at how face covering were worn and decorated during the 1919 Spanish Flu pandemic.
July 31, 2020
In the final instalment of our Guest Blog Month, Victoria Haddock reviews The Underpinnings Museum's new online exhibition Gilded Lilies: A Sparklewren Retrospective.
July 26, 2020
This week, Guest Blogger Victoria Haddock reviews Fashion Historian and Lecturer Lydia Edwards book 'How to Read a Suit'.
July 19, 2020
In this week's Guest Blog, Alison Alexander, Assistant Curator at Totnes Fashion and Textiles Museum interviews the Curator Julia Fox, who highlights some of her favourite Liberty pieces within the museum's collection.
July 12, 2020
In The Smoking Jacket, Part Two, Jamie Robinson, a Textile Conservator at Zenzi Tinker Conservation, shares the next instalment of her work, completed during lockdown, on a very special nineteenth century port-coloured smoking jacket.
July 5, 2020
"With ‘sloppy’ dress considered bad for morale, step forward the editor of Britain’s aspirational fashion bible: the indomitable Audrey Withers." This week's Guest Blogger, Tracey Allen from RAF News, explores Vogue magazine's secret weapon during World War II.
June 28, 2020
In the first instalment of our Guest Blog Month, Textile Conservator Jamie Robinson shares her work on a very special project; the conservation of a late nineteenth century smoking jacket.