2014 Events

Sunday 1st March

AGM and Spring Study Day – What the Other Half Wore

Dr Danae Tankard – 17th c Clothes’ Shopping
Lesley Parker B.A. – Your Medieval Gown
Jayne Shrimpton M.A. – 19th c Fashion in Family Pictures
Sarah Bartlett – Re-creation of Janet Arnold’s Eleanor of Toledo gown.
Venue – Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, West Sussex

Monday 28th April 2014

A Fresh Look at the Bedales costume collection with Catherine Leonard

Granted £5,000 from the Association of Independent Museums in 2012, to aid conservation and evaluation, plus a bursary from SCCS, members are now invited to view the results of this work in the gallery and in their off-site stores. Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield, Hampshire
Members only Event

Tuesday 20th May 2014

Wedding Dresses 1775 – 2014 at the V&A – London.

A member’s group visit to the new exhibition “Wedding Dresses 1775 – 2014”.We were very fortunate to have an introductory talk by the Curator of the exhibition Edwina Ehrman.

Wednesday 11th June 2014

Cutting Edge

From Madame Vionnet to Jo Mattli. Bursary recipient Nicola Sowter’s lecture was based on the collection of Madeleine Vionnet gowns worn by Lady Minoru Foley. This research formed the basis of Nicola’s M.A. dissertation.
Caroline Ness PhD discussed her thesis on Jo Mattli the Swiss born British couturier – in London from 1934 to 1975. Jo Mattli was a Vogue couture pattern Designer. Hampshire Records office – Cinema lecture Theatre – Sussex Street Winchester.

Tuesday 29th July 2014

Profiles of the Past – Silhouettes 1760 – 1960

11.00 am – 4.15 pm
We are very lucky to have secured exclusive access to this dress exhibition before it opens to the general public. Nick Tyson (RTH) and E-J Scott (University of Brighton) will be hosts of a creative day of silhouettes and fashion. Included is a demonstration of a working silhouette cutting machine, an introduction to the House and the Project, a tour of the Dress and Image Exhibition and Town House. E-J will give a presentation tracing the shift in Dress Silhouettes from 1760- 1960. The Profiles of the Past project (www.profilesofthepast.org.uk) is being developed by The Brunswick Town Charitable Trust and The Regency Town House Heritage Centre, in co-operation with members of the Silhouette Collectors Club and the University of Brighton Dress History Collective.Venue: The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, East Sussex BN3 1EH

Wednesday 12th November 2014

Knitwear in Fashion – Chanel to Westwood.

A curated tour of vintage fashion knitwear from the 20th Century. Through an exciting combination of famous names and visually exciting pieces, the exhibition charts the influence of art movements Pop, Punk and Deconstruction alongside new knitwear technologies and design innovation. Fashion and Textile Museum, London, SE1.