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Burberry, Basingstoke and Gabardine: The Origins of a Global Brand.

Burberry, Basingstoke and Gabardine: The Origins of a Global Brand.

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.

‘Dressing Identity: Caring for Collections and Understanding Ourselves’ - Exhibition Review.

‘Dressing Identity: Caring for Collections and Understanding Ourselves’ - Exhibition Review.

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.

Reality Check: Canada’s Love of Plaid

Reality Check: Canada’s Love of Plaid

February 2, 2020
As a Canadian living in the UK, CS Ambassador, Joanna Munholland, discusses her homeland's history with, and love of, plaid.

Balenciaga’s Return to Haute Couture

Balenciaga’s Return to Haute Couture

January 27, 2020
As Jean Paul Gaultier takes his final bow at the Spring Couture 2020 shows, CS Ambassador, Abigail King, discusses Balenciaga's return to Haute Couture, scheduled for Fall 2020.

The New Faces of 2020, Part 3: Welcome Costume Society Ambassadors!

The New Faces of 2020, Part 3: Welcome Costume Society Ambassadors!

January 15, 2020
In our third and final round of introductions, we welcome the last of our new Costume Society Ambassadors for 2020!

The New Faces of 2020, Part 2: Welcome Costume Society Ambassadors!

The New Faces of 2020, Part 2: Welcome Costume Society Ambassadors!

January 9, 2020
In our second round of introductions, please welcome the new Costume Society Ambassadors for 2020!

The New Faces of 2020, Part 1: Welcome Costume Society Ambassadors!

The New Faces of 2020, Part 1: Welcome Costume Society Ambassadors!

January 5, 2020
We are proud to introduce our new Costume Society Ambassadors for 2020. Over the next week we will be posting information regarding our new Ambassadors in three instalments before we kick off our exciting programme of blogs for the new decade!

Claridge’s Designer Tree

Claridge’s Designer Tree

December 27, 2019
For our festive blog Sarahlouise takes us through the recent history of haute couture Christmas foliage at Claridge’s.

To The Point: Learning About Historical Needle Production

To The Point: Learning About Historical Needle Production

December 3, 2019
CS ambassador Kate C-P takes us to Forge Mill Needle Museum in Reddich to explore the history of this essential tool.

Living with Coco Chanel Book Review

Living with Coco Chanel Book Review

November 11, 2019
Guest Blogger Casci Ritchie reviews the latest addition to a wealth of literature dedicated to fashion's most famous couturier, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel.

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