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Hidden in the Archive: London College of Fashion Archive Symposium 2015

Places are still available for UAL staff , research and postgraduate students for:Hidden in the Archive: London College of Fashion Archive Symposium 2015 30th January 2015 JPS This will be an opportunity to share current research and practice. The theme … Continue reading

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Doctoral Students’ Open Days at the British Library

Booking is now open for Doctoral Open Days at the British Library. These provide an opportunity for new PhD students to discover the British Library’s unique research materials and how to access them. Booking and further information via the BL events … Continue reading

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London College of Fashion Archives Symposium

Registration for the London College of Fashion Archives Symposium ‘Hidden in the Archive’ is now open to UAL staff, research and postgraduate students. Please complete online registration here.

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What has the London College of Fashion Archives got for you?

Welcome to the new students at London College of Fashion and the other UAL colleges.  If you are interested in the history of fashion and footwear in London then you may find the LCF Archives a good place to investigate. … Continue reading

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Knitwear exhibition this autumn

Coming soon – Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood at Fashion Textile Museum from 19 September 2014 to 19 January 2015 .  The blurb says: ‘Inspirational vintage fashion knitwear from the 20th century. Highlights include 1920s Chanel jersey, 1930s woollen swimwear, 1970s … Continue reading

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Tales from the Royal Wardrobe BBC programme

Dr Lucy Worsley’s  latest BBC programme ‘Tales from the Royal Wardrobe’ includes Dr Shaun Cole discussing the wardrobe of Duke of Windsor. The London College of Fashion Archives has a pair of ‘royal’ shoes made for Queen Alexandra in 1910s but … Continue reading

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Interesting word of the day

The Oxford English Dictionary word of the day for 08 July is ‘discalceate’, v. [‘ intr. To remove one's shoes, go barefoot, esp. as a token of reverence or humility.’] Etymology: <  post-classical Latin discalceat-, discalciat-, past participial stem (see -ate suffix3) of discalceare, discalciare … Continue reading

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Fashion films from the BBC Archives

A reminder about the wonderful fashion films from the 1950s onwards available on the BBC Archives.

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Shopgirls: The True Story Of Life Behind The Counter

The BBC will be screening a new series ‘Shopgirls: the True Story of Life Behind the Counter‘ and publishing an accompanying book looking at the lives of women working in shops from the nineteenth century to the modern day. The … Continue reading

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Football boot from 1920s

To mark the run up to the World Cup here is a 1920s  soccer boot from the London College of Fashion Archives: Cordwainers College Shoe Collection.  It is leather, made in England and has the label “The Scrum Regd. No 213255″

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