Tag Archives: Research

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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Using clothes to tell stories

Two recent initiatives on how clothes can tell stories.  The first is from Australia where the National Gallery of Victoria have commission crime writers to respond to garments from their collections in a project called ‘Threads of History‘. The second … Continue reading

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Drawing from the Archive Project

Abigail Jones has created a film called ‘Drawing from the Archives’ based on the London College of Fashion Archives.  Using the Cordwainers Shoe Collections Abigail records the process of looking and drawing, using the pencil mark to describe the shoes … Continue reading

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summer term – academic support @ arts events

  Open to all students across UAL,   whatever your course or college New events for the start of the summer term – book ahead! Managing ‘stuckness’ skilfully 10.30 –   13.15     Friday 25 Apr 2014 Stuck? In   this Lego Serious … Continue reading

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