Artist, dandy and generous spirit Iké Udé spoke with Worn Through about the art of sartorial excellence, his inspiration to pursue it and the importance of costume as an index of culture. A resident of New York City, in addition to making our streets a more beautiful place to stroll, Udé...

Fellow Worn Through Contributor, Arianna, forwarded a link to me a few weeks ago on the latest fashion trend to hit beaches in China: the face-kini. It seems that while the beach-goers are as keen as playing in the sand and catching the waves as any other visitor to the seashore around the...

I want to take the opportunity this week to post news and resources for those readers of Worn Through who are juggling scholarship, adjunct teaching, other professions and life. I offer at the end of my post an invitation to share your thoughts with other readers and fellow adjunct fashion...

As I mentioned in my first book review for Worn Through, I believe the recreation of historical garments is a useful way to get closer to the study of dress, especially as museums tighten their research policies. Both the making and the wearing are direct and physical interactions with the...

In this new column for Worn Through, Interns Jaclyn and Michelle will explore the new and emerging field of digital resources and their potential for primary research in fashion. High-resolution images can greatly enrich papers, conference presentations and teaching. If you've ever found the...

In this new column for Worn Through, Interns Jaclyn and Michelle will explore the new and emerging field of digital resources and their potential for primary research in fashion. The first resource we would like to feature is the British Pathé Online Archive. With origins in Paris in the...

With the recent focus on fashion and aging this year at Worn Through, from suggested readings to documentaries available on Netflixthat explore the lives of women and men who remain engaged with fashion and style well into their later years, I thought it might be a good moment to review a book...

But first, I'm happy to share with you some exhibition announcements and tips that other Worn Through readers have shared with me since my last post. In Chicago, Petra reminded me that Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mileat the Chicago History Museum is entering its final...

We've written about Anita Berber before here on Worn Through, the "priestess of depravity," dancer, actress and muse to many during her years in Weimar Berlin. The contemporary images of Berber speak volumes, and viewing the highly-sexualized, sometimes fetishist styling she has inspired in...

At the launch of this biennial project our interest is to begin to map the boundaries of nostalgia, explore the parameters within which it takes place and tentatively assess the consequences for ways of thinking, living and feeling in the 21st century. Nostalgia is being approached as a...

 

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