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...

They proposed that it was being foisted on young children by society through consumer-based television commercials and other mediums. The humanities and culture blog, Brain Pickings, reported in December about The Pink and Blue Project, which suggests that it is the over-use of political...

I'm in Sweden for a little Easter holiday this week, so please enjoy this post from when I lived there and covered that stylish country for Worn Through! I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Glad Påsk! As someone who is always looking out for new resources and...

As a Worn Through reader for the past several years, I have benefited greatly from the knowledge and advice of past contributors, and am excited to become a new Worn Through correspondent. I will be sharing my experiences as a part-time assistant curator of costumes and personal effects at the...

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...

Amidst all the buzz about the holiday collaboration between Swedish "high-street" brand H&M and "avant-garde"/"conceptual" label Maison Martin Margiela, one theme keeps nagging: that this can only be a good thing for MMM, which has a paltry 34 shops of its own but will be offered in 230 of...

Patterns taken from extant garments are a bit different; aimed at a modern audience, both the pattern and any subsequent making of the garment aim to re-create an object that was worn by an historical figure (or effigy), personal modifications notwithstanding. The process, on the other...

Announcing a Call for Papers from Worn Through Founder & Editor Monica Sklar's alma mater: Fashion and ... Communication will take place May 2-3, 2014, at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. Submission Deadline: January 5, 2014. Third in a series of events entitled "Fashion...

Many thanks to Eva Fägerborg for her help with this post, and happy retirement! *You might have noticed the new heading: "Objektet och Museet". Meaning, "The Object and The Museum" in Swedish, this reflects my interest and background in Material Culture as well as my new country of...

 

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