A virtual tour of London’s Hand & Lock Embroidery Studio

My first post of the year is usually an opportunity to highlight upcoming exhibitions and events.  However, due to travel arrangements over the festive period I am not back in time to do it properly. Instead, here is a video about London’s Hand & Lock embroidery atelier, made by Mode Stories UK in December. Hand & Lock were established in the late 18th century as …

Parisian Insights: 2016 Exhibitions

Hello, a very happy new year to all from Paris! For my first 2016 post, I am going to keep things simple and propose a little update of the fashion and textile oriented exhibitions that will be on during the new year and that I am impatient to share with you. What I love about this round up is how diverse the themes are. There is …

CFP: American Quilt Study Group

American Quilt Study Group (AQSG) 2016 Annual Seminar Where: Tempe, Arizona, USA When: September 14-18, 2016 Submission guidelines: 250-word Abstract and CV by February 1, 2016 to Marybeth.stalp@uni.edu Poster Session at AQSG Seminar 2016 Abstracts due May 1, 2016 AQSG will hold a panel paper session at the 2016 Annual Seminar, where participants can present their quilt-related research to fellow Seminar participants. Up to two 90-minute panels …

Monica Punk Style Talk in Chicago

          FYI Chicago I’ll be doing a talk/discussion about Punk Style at the Chicago History Museum February 9 in the evening. It’s part of their book club where they’re reading Joe Meno‘s (Punk Planet) Hairstyles of the Damned. Drop me a line if you can come out. More details to come. See the link and go to events and scroll down.

On Teaching: Integrating Wearable Tech into Fashion Curriculum

In 2009, Sabine Seymour, the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Moondial, described fashion technology as “…the intersection of design, fashion, science and technology” (Seymour, 2009). With the continual advances in this area, it does not appear fashion technology is not going away. Clothing has incorporated electronic fibers and nanotechnology. Several wearable-tech accessories have been marketed, tested and are still being developed (Tortora, 2015). For …

Domestic Affairs: Art of the Fold at the Getty

When I heard that the Getty was putting on a show about fabric and clothing and the active roles they played in drawings and works on paper, “excited” really didn’t begin to cover my reaction.  Art of the Fold is very definitely an art history exhibition, not a dress history exhibition. But it is one that demonstrates how intricately — even intimately — the two fields can be …

CFP: On the Move

The Medieval Dress and Textiles Society Conference: “On the Move” When: Saturday 4 June 2016 Submissions due: 31 December 2015. Send your title and a 200-word synopsis to the Programme Secretary, Gale R. Owen-Crocker. Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers on relevant topics concerning the movement of dress and/or textiles and the use of dress and textiles in travel between c. 500 and 1600. Topics might …

Guest Post: Replicas and museums: a tale of reconstruction

Worn Through is happy to present this guest post from Eleni Holloway. Eleni Holloway is an assistant curator with the Australian War Memorial. She specialises in textiles, reconstruction, handicrafts, fashion and decorative arts, and is currently completing a Master of Studies in Museums and Art History. Since the inception of the public museum and gallery, the authentic object has offered the viewer the promise of a unique …

Optimizing internet research for term papers

When students have to write extensive term papers or even their BA thesis, they use different sources for the literature. The most obvious one is the physical library. But what about internet research? In the last two terms, I have noticed that when the students search the internet on their topic they often tell me that they did not find enough information. And when I …

Book Reviews: Art + Fashion

This is the time of year that we turn our attentions towards beautifully packaged surprises and time with family and friends.  The generous size, plethora of lush color photographs, and lively, eye-catching graphic design of E.P. Cutler’s and Julien Tomasello’s Art + Fashion: Collaborations and Connections Between Icons are tailor-made for holiday excess and communal viewing.  The overall tone is exuberant and infectious, and feels like …

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