Lockdown Clothing: catching up with Sigita

We're closing the 'Lockdown Clothing' project, leaving it in 2020, but before we go here's one last follow-up interview with one of our first batch of participants. Today we’re catching up with Sigita M, who answered the original questions back in April 2020. 1) Can you describe how your daily routine and/or social life has... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: Astrid’s story

Phase two of the Lockdown Clothing project is well under way now, with two new stories and follow-up chats with eight of our participants from earlier in the year. Today's story is a new one from Astrid Lopez. Astrid is a Spanish London dweller who loves 40s-50s-60s music, dancing, DJing, cava and cake. You can... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Clothing: Shaun’s story

Today’s story in the ‘Lockdown Clothing’ project is from Shaun Cole. Shaun is a writer, lecturer and curator. He is Associate Professor in Fashion at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, co-director of Intersectionalities: politics, identity, culture (iPIC research group) and author of a number of books on men’s fashion and dress. You can... Continue Reading →

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 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 →

Wardrobe Stories: Topshop blue

It was tricky to choose a second garment for my Wardrobe Stories series, but I figured it had to be something pre-loved. Something I'd fallen in love with on first sight but that had a previous owner. All of my clothing has stories attached to it, but I started this series as a way to... Continue Reading →

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