of women, even if she have neither husband nor child, has still some influence in society. (199) That statement is in turn quite absurd to modern readers, but probably intelligible to those (men) reading it in the mid-nineteenth century. Maxwell follows through to the twentieth century in...

You've heard of Acne, no? And maybe seen a Fjällräven backpack? This idea of Scandinavian Design, that there are aspects significant and inherent in clothing from this part of the world, was inspiration for Dorothea Gundtoft's new book, Fashion Scandinavia.She also has noticed a...

, most significantly Lagos and Nigerian Fashion. The Business of Fashion ran an article on November 5 about Morocco outpacing its neighboring countries in the fashion race (or...in attracting fashion chains, at least). Suzy Menkes chaired the "Promise of Africa" conference last year, on Worn...

such technologies to research, photograph, and self-publish glorious combinations of words, written and audible; images, moving and still; and to disseminate our particular brand of fashion critique. Armed with these tools, and our own diverse backgrounds, we can build on the...

1909, London Society Fashion 1905-1925: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank, V&A Publishing, 2015 Reading and looking through London Society Fashion 1905-1925: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank is like a prolonged glimpse into a rarefied closet of clothing, of the kind lost to us in our daily...

The book and exhibition reviews that close the volume are also on-theme: coverage of the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition, "From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" has consistently remarked on his interest in "diverse" models and non-traditional aesthetics, and the books reviewed have explicitly...

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...

Book Reviews is on unexpected hiatus this month, but here is a glimpse of what to expect next month. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell described well the challenges in choosing, locating, and paying for images in her Worn Throughguest post on publishing in February. When reading through or perusing...

Detail from my ancestor's dress Book Reviews is on break this month, but here is a preview of sorts for next month's review, London Society Fashion, 1905-1920: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank, also mentioned in Michelle's summer reading post earlier this month. The introduction to London...

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...

 

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