Episodes

Episode 6: Shoes, Glorious Shoes – with Josephine May

Upcoming Event: Association of Dress Historians Conference 27-28 October 2017 Anushka will present her Masters thesis ‘The Samfu Suit 1920-1979’ on Saturday 28 October. Click here for more information & tickets. Deconstructing Fashion Podcast Episode 6 Interview: Josephine May We chat to Josephine May ahead of the launch of her exhibition ‘The Tale of the Talking Shoes’, which was held …

Episode 5: The Study of Fashion

Deconstructing Fashion Podcast Episode 5 Interview: Teleica Kirkland, Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD) We chat to Teleica, director of the Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD), about their research and work. Read more about CIAD on their website & follow on Facebook for updates about upcoming events, including their upcoming CIAD Exchange in the …

Episode 3: Summer dressing, fashion magazines, Balenciaga at the V&A

Upcoming Event: Costume Society Conference, 30 June – 2 July 2017 Anushka will present her Masters thesis ‘The Samfu Suit 1920-1979’ on Saturday 1 July. Click here for more information & tickets. Deconstructing Fashion Episode 3 What we’re wearing: summertime dressing We consider the seasonal action of flashing bare skin during the summertime. Are tattoos …

Episode 2: New Research in Dress Histories Conference

Deconstructing Fashion Podcast Episode 2 What we’re wearing: hand-knitted garments Anushka has been knitting her own socks, which leads into a riveting discussion of craft, feminism, and 21st century living arrangements. Can an act of domesticity be subversive? Reference: Shreddies Knitted by Nanas (TV advert from 2010) Recommended reading: ‘The Culture of Knitting’ by Joanne Turney Review: …

Episode 1: dressing gowns and dressing down

Deconstructing Fashion Podcast Episode 1 What we’re wearing: dressing gowns Anushka has been working from home, which makes it very difficult to wear anything other than her dressing gown. Luckily, she’s not alone. Click to enlarge image The debate: what’s the excuse for wearing fur? We have come a long way from the anti-fur paint-throwing activities …