Fashion History: The Evolution of Style

Fashion History: The Evolution of Style

Fashion History: The Evolution of Style

Fashion History: The Evolution of Style

Fashion History: The Evolution of Style

"It's still raining", fashion plate from La Gazette du Bon Ton, 1915, showing (left to right) tailored suits by Paquin, Lanvin, and Doeuillet and a coat by Paquin. Illustration by Valentine Gross (Madame Jean Hugo). 

Women’s fashion scene illustration, 1910

Women’s fashion scene illustration, 1910

Fashion plate of costumes and accessories, 1839

Fashion plate of costumes and accessories, 1839

Fashion History: Lisa Fonssagrives at Paddington Station, London 1951, Photographed by Toni Frissell

Fashion History: Lisa Fonssagrives at Paddington Station, London 1951, Photographed by Toni Frissell

Fashion history course leader, Amber Butchart

Fashion History short course leader, Amber Butchart

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On this fashion history course you will discover the key moments in fashion history and theory over 200 years from the French Revolution through to the 1990s. The course includes: The 19th-century corseted hourglass figure to the birth of haute coutureThe modernist look of the flapper to 1930s Hollywood-inspired bias-cut glamourAustere 1940s fashion history and the post-war romance of Dior's New LookThe explosion of youth culture and the legacy of street styleExploration of the cyclical nature of styles in culture and fashion historyIllustrated lectures and optional visits to exhibitions and museum collectionsExtravagant 18th century court fashions and the politics of clothing during the Revolution Level: Beginners Booking:  Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card...

Taught by: Amber Butchart.

Description

On this fashion history course you will discover the key moments in fashion history and theory over 200 years from the French Revolution through to the 1990s.

The course includes:

  • The 19th-century corseted hourglass figure to the birth of haute couture
  • The modernist look of the flapper to 1930s Hollywood-inspired bias-cut glamour
  • Austere 1940s fashion history and the post-war romance of Dior's New Look
  • The explosion of youth culture and the legacy of street style
  • Exploration of the cyclical nature of styles in culture and fashion history
  • Illustrated lectures and optional visits to exhibitions and museum collections
  • Extravagant 18th century court fashions and the politics of clothing during the Revolution

Level:

Beginners

Booking: 

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tutor information

Amber Butchart is a fashion historian and author working who specialises in the historical intersections between dress, politics and culture. Amber is an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Fashion, a former Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London, and has penned articles for publications including The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, Financial Times and The Pool.

Amber also presents documentaries for the BBC, including the six-part series A Stitch in Time for BBC Four that fused biography, art and the history of fashion to explore the lives of historical figures through the clothes they wore, and The First Refugees on BBC One which explored the Huguenot silk weavers of Spitalfields. Her two-part documentary for BBC Radio 4, From Rags to Riches, tracked the rise of vintage clothing and the global ramifications of secondhand style.

Amber began her career as the Head Buyer and Trend Analyst for international vintage clothing company Beyond Retro. She established the Beyond Retro Print and Design Archive which sells vintage inspiration pieces to global fashion houses, and she was a contributor to leading trend forecasting company WGSN. She has also worked as a design consultant for fashion brands. She is a regular speaker at the UK’s cultural hotspots from the Tate to the V&A, and her publications include The Fashion Chronicles: Style Stories of History's Best-Dressed, The Fashion of Film, Nautical Chic, and a history of British fashion illustration for the British Library.



Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Notebook and pen

Details for booking

Date Day of Week Time Duration Cost Status Location Action
21/08/2018 - 24/08/2018 Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00 4 Days £375 Available John Prince's St - W1G Add to Basket
20/10/2018 - 10/11/2018 Saturday 10:30 - 16:30 4 Weeks £375 Available John Prince's St - W1G Add to Basket
23/02/2019 - 16/03/2019 Saturday 10:30 - 16:30 4 Weeks £375 Available John Prince's St - W1G Add to Basket