Welcome to the Costume Society

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.

Find out more about us and how to join the Society

Writing Fashion conference programme 2017

Writing Fashion conference programme 2017

Booking for Writing Fashion is now live. Preview the exciting range of speakers and events to celebrate 50 years of the Costume journal

About the Society

About the Society

We are a lively, friendly organisation whose aim is to promote the study and preservation of historic and contemporary dress.

The Conference Student Bursary

Attend Writing Fashion apply for the Student Bursary 2017

Cover costs of attendance at the annual Conference

Costume: the journal of The Costume Society

Costume: the journal of The Costume Society

A scholarly publication presenting current research into contemporary and historic dress.

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