In our final instalment, we welcome back three more Ambassadors from 2020, Grace, Isabella and Aimee.
In our second round of introductions, please welcome Marella, Ella and Sarah, three of our 2020 Ambassadors who are returning for 2021.
We are proud to introduce our Costume Society Ambassadors for 2021. Over the coming days, we will be posting information regarding our Ambassadors in three instalments before we start our exciting programme of blogs for 2021. In our first round of introductions, please welcome the new Costume Society Ambassadors for 2021!
Ubiquitous during the festive period, CS Ambassador Abigail King discusses the history of the Christmas Jumper.
This week's blog by CS Ambassador Isabella Rosner explores the origins and importance of 18th century fashion dolls.
The depiction of clothing in the Tudor Court is the subject of this week's blog by CS Ambassador Ella Muir, who discusses Jeanne Nuechterlein's new book 'Hans Holbein: The Artist in a Changing World'.
CS Ambassador Grace Victoria Bentley interviews textile artist Karen Nicol in this week's Costume Society Blog.
In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Chelsey Lewington discusses the role of costume, heritage and identity in Shakespeare's ‘Macbeth’.
In 'Costume History Beyond the Museum Part 3', CS Ambassador Sarah Morgan interviews Basia Szkutnicka, a designer and author, as well as a Professor of Practice, an MA Fashion & Textile Design Programme Leader, and Academic advisor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
In the 1930s, Italian born designer Elsa Schiaparelli dazzled the Parisian haute couture industry with her daring and highly original designs. In this week's blog, CS Ambassador Aimee Palmer highlights some of her favourite pieces from one of her favourite designers.
This week, CS Ambassador Marella Alves dos Reis gives us an insight into the history and culture of the iconic Mexican Sombrero.
This halloween, CS Ambassador Rachel Hynes discusses ghostly garments and how the fashion present is haunted by its past.
Promoting the study of all aspects of clothing and textiles, the Society aims to encourage access to costume history, including contemporary dress. Our appeal is wide-ranging and object-based. Our members include academics, collectors, curators, designers, re-enactors, students and informed enthusiasts across the world. What we have in common is our wish to provide the best and most varied opportunities to study this fascinating topic.
Following on from trialling three Reading Group sessions we’ve decided to continue these on monthly basis on the first Monday at the same time, 7.30pm. The sessions will remain free but booking is essential via eventbrite. We’re making a slight change to the booking which should be easier for all of us. Each session will be bookable separately rather than in a block of several at a time. The next session is on Monday 2 November when you can join Charlotte Nicklas, who will discuss her article, ‘It is the hat that matters the most’: Hats, Propriety and Fashion in British Fiction, 1890-1930, which featured in Costume, Vol 51, Issue 1. The article can also be accessed online through the members area of the Costume Society website. Login through the banner at the top and then the link "Read Costume online" should appear on the right hand side of the "Costume Journal" page. Please make sure to read the article before coming to the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.
Details of the grants and awards available to students and collections managers through the Costume Society.