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Museum Life: installing an exhibition part 2

Installing is my favorite part of the exhibition process. I’ve talked a bit about this before  with other exhibitions. One of my colleagues documented the install of the 2012 Student Fashion display through taking a photo every few minutes. It shows graduate fashion student, Anna Langdon and the exhibition team dressing a mannequin and organising her creative process display. I hope it gives you some idea of what …

London Fashion Umbrella: Designs of the Year 2012

I consider myself particularly fortunate this week to have paid a visit to the Design Museum before its exhibition of the Designs of the Year 2012 closed today.  This exhibition, which the Design Museum holds annually, is a comprehensive look at the innovative and aesthetically excellent designs that were born around the world in the past twelve months. Curators, journalists, designers and educators nominate designs …

Fashion Bytes — Inequality and the Art Market

At the end of May, the New York Times ran a piece titled “How the Art Market Thrives on Inequality“. The article was an economic analysis of the art market, which is doing extremely well in spite of the economic depression with eleven of the 20 highest prices paid for art having been paid since 2008. The analysis argues that art is not a bubble …

New Staff!

We are very pleased to announce we have 3 new interns coming on board and one new contributor! Serena (UK), Keremi (UK), and Michaela (US) will all come on as interns, and will join current intern Selina in assisting the contributors, bringing you CFPs and journal article highlights, running Twitter and increasing our PR, among varied other projects. All 3 are current or recent Master’s …

Fashion Bytes — The Original Upcycling

  At the end of May, the Guardian’s Fashion blog ran a piece discussing the allure of vintage. The author, posting as “The Invisible Woman” said she collected the clothing for the most part because she couldn’t bare to see a beautiful piece of workmanship be thrown away. She also described the wearing of vintage and hand-me-downs as “upcycling before there was upcycling”. The wearing …

Fashion Bytes — Redefining Biology?

I am in India for the next three weeks, where the “scandal” over Aishwariya Rai’s post-baby weight is still the talk of the gossip columnists and even the national press. The comments and attitudes are nothing short of hateful and vindictive, some arguing that the woman supposedly referred to by Julia Roberts as the “most beautiful woman in the world” is making India itself look …

Anarchists of Style: Cleopatra

Cleopatra’s ancestors created the great library at Alexandria and built the lighthouse at Alexandria, one of the wonders of the ancient world. But nothing from this dynasty’s legacy matches the import—and the cultural wonder—inspired by Cleopatra herself, the beloved Egyptian queen who killed her husband–brother and bedded both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, two of the most powerful men in the world. In matters of …

Fashion Bytes — What does “worst dressed” really mean?

Travel & Leisure recently held a poll which asked readers to assess which cities in the United States ranked as best- and worst-dressed. Anchorage, AK “won” in the category of “worst dressed”. According to the NPR blog post discussing the results, this rating seems to stem from the fact that the residents of Anchorage dress for the climate in which they live: down parkas, fur-lined …

Interns

We are no longer accepting apps for interns for the 2012-13 school year. We were flooded with apps, which is fantastic to see there are so many up and coming researchers in the field out there! Thank you for your interest.

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