“Tailored Trades: Clothes, Labour and Professional Communities (1880-1939)”: Workshop 1: “Dress: Art and Industry”

AHRC-funded research network, organised jointly by researchers at the University of Exeter and Northumbria University

This event is free of charge but requires registration. Please visit the website (http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/research/networks/tailoredtrades/) to book your place or contact Vike Martina Plock (v.plock@exeter.ac.uk) for more information on network activities.
11 July 2013, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter


9 am: Arrival, Registration and Welcome

9.15 – 10.15: Dr Patricia Zakreski (University of Exeter): “Seeing as One Ought to See’: Art, Industry and Pattern Design for Clothing Fabric”

10.15-10.45: Tea and Coffee

10.45-11-45: Dr Rachel Dickinson (Manchester Metropolitan University): “‘The Nobleness of Dress’: Ruskin and Ideal Clothing in the Late Nineteenth Century”

11.45-12.45: Dr Kyriaki Hadjifxendi (Bath Spa University): “Co-Operative Shirtmaking: Edith Simcox, George Eliot and Community Building”

12.45-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.30: Professor Caroline Evans (University of the Arts, London): “Factories of Elegance: The Optical Unconscious of Twentieth-Century French Couture Houses”

14.30-15.30: Professor Faye Hammill (University of Strathclyde): “‘The Easy Allure of Flivver Dressing’: Originality, Mass Production and Canadian Fashion Reporting”

15.30-16.00: Tea and Coffee

16.00-17-00: Roundtable with all Participants