Workshop 1

Dress: Art and Industry

11 July 2013, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

This workshop explored conceptual debates on the artistic and industrial production of clothing as well as their impact on the emerging ready-to-wear industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Please click on the lecture titles below to listen to the lectures and view the abstracts.


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

Dr Rachel Dickinson (Manchester Metropolitan University): The Nobleness of Dress: Ruskin and Ideal Clothing in the Late Nineteenth Century

Dr Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi (Bath Spa University): Co-Operative Shirtmaking: Edith Simcox, George Eliot and Community Building

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

Professor Faye Hammill (University of Strathclyde): The Easy Allure of Flivver Dressing: Originality, Mass Production and Canadian Fashion Reporting