A visit to Whitchurch silk mill, the oldest in the UK.
Textile Conservation MPhil student Daisy Graham from the University of Glasgow discusses some of the techniques, developed during her summer placement at the Palais Galliera, used to treat tricky pleats and sheer linings to Fortuny costume.
How do we replicate historical dress when the original no longer exists? Costume interpreter Viviane Chen describes the process of fabricating an authentic skirt to match an 1860s bodice from The Bowes Museum collection, thought have been made for, and worn by Joséphine Bowes.
Take a trip to Liverpool before the end of March 2018 to see ‘Transformation: One Man’s Cross-Dressing Wardrobe’ showing at Sudley House.
Tracey Allen on one of 2017's most spectacular fashion exhibitions.
CS Ambassador Araminta Pain reviews Totnes Fashion and Textiles Museum
Just in time for the cooler jacket-wearing days, the Costume Society is offering these elegant badges to embellish your lapels
CS Ambassador Olivia Gecseg on an early silk
Prompted by a recent donation, Ambassador Victoria Haddock returns to the First Ladies Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to explore its display of high profile garments and associated material.
Hannah Vickers, our newest recruit, researches the historic costume depicted in a set of tapestries from Doddington Hall to develop a more accurate picture of when the pieces were made.
CS Ambassador, Victoria Haddock, visited France's only museum dedicated to a couturier.
Guest CS blogger Scott William Schiavone
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.
The Costume Society seeks a treasurer to manage our financial affairs
Louise Chapman and Joanna Jarvis take over from Liz Booty this month!