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Saturday, October 21st
The Costume Society’s Autumn Study Day
Nottingham Trent University, Newton Building, Nottingham
This event will explore reconstruction of historical dress and its practical application in supporting authentic dress with modern application in museums, education and historical re-enactment and theatre.
During the afternoon there will be the opportunity for close-up study and one to one discussion of the historic garments, including a selection of corsets from the world famous Symington Collection, all made available from the archives of the Leicestershire County Council Fashion Collections. The sessions will enable delegates to study and photograph the inner construction of period costume, aspects that cannot be seen when the garments are mounted and on display.
With speakers from various aspects of the re-construction business the day will give an insight into a variety of ways that the study, creation and replication of historic garments can enhance not only the re-construction of extant garments, but the inspiration for new and innovative design.
10.00-10.40 Arrival and Welcome
10.40-11.25 Keynote Speaker Jenny Tiramani: 'TO EDUCATE, TO ENTERTAIN & TO EXPLORE: three ways to use reconstructed historical dress'
11.35-12.05 Mandy Barrington: ‘Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body’
12.05-12.35 Rebecca Morrison: ‘The Ingenious Mistress of Dissimulation: Or How to Cut a Gown the Eighteenth Century Way’
2.00-2.45 Keynote Speaker Janet Wood: Talk Title TBC
Split into four groups:
3.00-4.00 Delegates will break into small groups to study and discuss the original garments on display from the Fashion Collections of Leicestershire Museums Service.