Lockdown Clothing: London’s story

Today’s story in the ‘Lockdown Clothing’ project is from London St. Juniper. London is a queer femme Victorianist and gender studies scholar researching cosplay, comics, fashion, and the gothic. She is an almost-brand-new PhD (December 2020), having defended and submitted her dissertation on fashion and gender in gothic novels and Batman comics. She is also... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: following up with Alanna

It’s been over six months since the start of the Lockdown Clothing project, and everyone’s lives have changed considerably since we first began collecting stories of how people are dressing under lockdown and quarantine. Dr Alanna McKnight answered the original questions back in April 2020 and this is what she told us when we checked back... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: following up with Lori

It's been over six months since we started the Lockdown Clothing project, and everyone's lives have changed considerably since Jana and I first started collecting stories of how people are dressing under lockdown and quarantine. Recently, we have been reflecting on how our own approaches to fashion and dress have changed since April and, following... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: Katie’s story

Today's story in the 'Lockdown Clothing' project is from Katie Sawyer. Katie is a trainee curator at Bodmin Keep, Cornwall's army museum. She studied archaeology at Durham University and specialised in archaeological textiles, including stinging nettle fabric. Currently she is working on her first exhibition 'Frontiers of Fashion: how military uniform influences civilian fashion', which... Continue Reading →

Wardrobe Stories: Erika

I found her in Beyond Retro on Great Marlborough Street, when I was looking for something to give me a 90s look for an event that I have long since forgotten the details of. I went into the shop thinking I could perhaps find a vintage slip and style it appropriately, but I quickly found... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: Madeline’s story

Submissions for the 'Lockdown Clothing' project have understandably slowed over the last few weeks, but if your routine has changed we'd still love to hear from you with your reflections on what you've been wearing. Today's interview is with Madeline Farr. Madeline is a New York-based artist and teacher. She works from a studio space... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: Stuart’s story

Today's interview for the 'Lockdown Clothing' project is with Stuart Campbell. Stuart has a background in museums and cultural heritage but currently works as a civil servant between Edinburgh and London. He collects vintage clothes. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter. 1) Can you describe what your personal style was like before lockdown... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: Anne’s story

Today's interview for the 'Lockdown Clothing' project is with Anne Bennett. Anne entered ministry in the Church of England after a career in logistics and management. She was ordained priest in Durham Cathedral in 2009. A former prison chaplain, she is now Vicar of the Church of the Ascension in Blackheath where she enjoys leading... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: Shamin’s story

Today's interview for the 'Lockdown Clothing' project is with Shamin Vogel. Shamin is a fashion editor "who travels around the world for leading global fashion trade magazine WeAr to talk to brands, buyers, collect trends and visit shows. My base is in London but I decided to flee to Austria, where my family lives, when... Continue Reading →

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