Episodes

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 …