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Frontiers of Fashion: How Military Uniform Influences Civilian Fashion

Frontiers of Fashion: How Military Uniform Influences Civilian Fashion

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'.

Gilded Lilies: A Sparklewren Retrospective at The Underpinnings Museum

Gilded Lilies: A Sparklewren Retrospective at The Underpinnings Museum

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.

How to Read a Suit Book Review.

How to Read a Suit Book Review.

July 26, 2020
This week, Guest Blogger Victoria Haddock reviews Fashion Historian and Lecturer Lydia Edwards book 'How to Read a Suit'.

Liberty Garments at Totnes Fashion and Textiles Museum: Interview With Julia Fox, Curator

Liberty Garments at Totnes Fashion and Textiles Museum: Interview With Julia Fox, Curator

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.

The Smoking Jacket, Part Two: A Port Coloured Jacket for a Luxury-Loving Gent

The Smoking Jacket, Part Two: A Port Coloured Jacket for a Luxury-Loving Gent

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.

Vogue’s War on Slovenliness: The Indomitable Audrey Withers.

Vogue’s War on Slovenliness: The Indomitable Audrey Withers.

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.

The Smoking Jacket, Part One: A Port Coloured Jacket for a Luxury-Loving Gent.

The Smoking Jacket, Part One: A Port Coloured Jacket for a Luxury-Loving Gent.

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.