Review: Fashion on the Ration

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Fashion on the Ration exhibition at the Imperial War Museum (IWM). Having lived in London for almost a decade, I am somewhat ashamed to say that I hadn't visited IWM before, despite having paid frequent visits to IWM North on Salford Quays back when I lived in... Continue Reading →

What Katie Did: Rita and Kate

I'm a big fan of retro lingerie brand What Katie Did. Despite personally preferring a more modern bra shape, you can often find me swooning over items in their newsletter, on their website and in their friendly west London shop. They make wonderful vintage-style shapewear and utterly gorgeous corsets too, so I have a fair... Continue Reading →

Fashion Theory: Christian Dior’s New Look

This is a short essay that I wrote as part of my application to study MA History and Culture of Fashion at London College of Fashion. It references books by Craik, Dyhouse, Fields, Kunzle and Wilcox. The brief was: 'Identify one significant moment in contemporary fashion and locate it in a historical context.' Christian Dior... Continue Reading →

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