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Expressing Revolution Through Clothing

Okay, I know this is only my second post related to clothing in a short period of time. But after writing and education, fashion is my tertiary passion. 598 more words

Back to the Future in 1503

Christian Tagliavini, 1503 Cecilia, 2011

People sometimes ask me why I do what I do. Recently I found myself in a complex discussion where I was defending my line of work, ultimately justifying the hours spent by dress historians looking at a neckline, or the lining of a gown or the height of an eighteenth century heel. 119 more words


Mother and Daughter outfits - keeping it in the family

There is something comical  about making an identical, or closely matching outfit for yourself and your daughter. In this picture we see how Butterick appealed to the “aww” factor to sell not just one, but two patterns, so that “mom” could sew up two complementary yellow and orange summer frocks. 596 more words

Finished Projects

Architectural clothes, anyone?

All outfits from http://www.COSstores.com

London’s skyline is becoming dense with silly shapes with sillier names – the Cheesegrater, Walkie Talkie, Shard and Gherkin.

With a career in property development it is no surprise that I work with many architects, all of whom who I greatly respect and admire. 703 more words


Sumptuary Laws and Clothing as Primary Sources

I always have thought fashion and articles of clothing made for fascinating primary sources. Sumptuary laws, in particular, provide a fantastic means to discuss cultural norms and class conflicts. 480 more words

Manufacturing desire: Branding Style from Armani to Zara

‘… fashion is based on creating a need where, in reality there is none. Fashion is a factory that manufactures desire,’ Bruno Remaury.

Books on fashion and luxury are oftentimes not easy to find, especially when you’re a cash-strapped student aspiring to make it in a mythical industry that for an newcomer looks like an array of closed doors.

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Regional Day in Ipswich - Saturday 5th July

For those of you who couldn’t be there Helen has added some pictures to our Flickr stream  – click here  or in the Flickr box on the right.