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A History of Fashion in 100 Objects

On display at Fashion Museum in Bath (UK) until January 2019, A History of Fashion in 100 Objects celebrates fashion from the 1600s to the present day. Address contributor Pat Francis visited the exhibition and eventually responded to it using 100 words …read more

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Manus x Machina

On display until September 5th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art summer blockbuster exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. Fashion scholar and Address contributor Rosie Findlay used the occasion to visit the exhibition to shop for a wedding dress …read more

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August fashion books

If you are continuing your summer holidays well into August, you might want to pore over costume designer Tracy Tyne’s colourful autobiography told through clothing. Professor Scott Lowe’s Hair is a fantastic addition to Bloomsbury’s Object Lesson books series about the hidden lives of ordinary things. The collaboration between fashion and music is explored in author Katie Baron’s new book …read more

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August fashion exhibitions

Late Isabelle Blow’s wardrobe continues to travel around the globe, making its extravagant appearance in Sydney this month. Photographer Nina Manandhar will be mapping the hidden cultural history of London’s Soho at the Photographer’s Gallery in London. These are just for for the fashion exhibitions worth the visit this August …read more

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with Orsola de Castro

In this first interview for ‘Fashion Unlearned’, Address contributor Emily McGuire speaks with Orsola de Castro about her views on the systemic problems within fashion. Since co-founding Fashion Revolution in 2013, Orsola and her team campaign globally for brand transparency as a way forward for sustainability. With wholehearted urgency, Orsola explains the flawed relationship between fashion and sustainability, and why we need to unlearn what we know about fashion in order to create a sustainable future …read more

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July fashion books

In preparation for summer holidays, Address has put together a list of fashion books you might want to indulge in this July. What unifies all of these books is that they engage with areas such as photography, modelling, magazine-making and fashion business in a way that is light and entertaining, yet informative …read more

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July fashion exhibitions

Fashion photographers Terence Donovan, Helmut Newton and Paul Outerbridge have their works on display in London, Amsterdam and New York whilst major exhibition of Cindy Sherman’s work is currently taking place in Los Angeles. Experimental Mode in Flux explores ideas around adaptability in fashion championed by emerging and established artists, designers, engineers and scientists, questioning issues of desirability, functionality and sustainability in clothing …read more

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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear exhibition, currently on display at London’s V&A, tells the story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day, considering the practical and personal, sensory and fashionable and exploring underwear’s roles of protecting and enhancing the body. Address editor Grace Eagle visited the exhibition. …read more

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author and beauty critic Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

5 years ago, Autumn Whitefield-Madrano created a blog titled The Beheld in order to critically explore questions behind personal appearance and beauty. Since then, alongside websites such as Jezebel and Refinery29 as well as an array of independent voices contributing to the dialogues in the field, she has helped to define what criticism means when it comes to writing about beauty. Address editor Johannes Reponen interviewed Autumn Whitefield-Madrano in the eve of her Face Value book launch …read more

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Unpicking the politics of sustainable fashion

In this introductory article that lays the foundations for Fashion Unlearned series, Address contributor Emily McGuire sets off on a journey to explore how the fashion system could be re-designed for sustainability. In in-depth interviews with Orsola de Castro, Timo Rissanen, and Otto von Busch that will be published in subsequent months, Emily will unpick the topic in more detail with a focus on education, citizen agency, and consumer capitalism …read more

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June fashion books

June fashion books are all about people and positions. Author David Foy’s visual retrospective showcases designer John Galliano’s captivating contributions to contemporary fashion whilst curator Pamela Golbin has reconstructed ‘interviews’ with 21st century’s most important fashion designers from Poiret to Balmain. Fashion scholar Jenny Lantz investigates tastemakers who exist in and between fashion production and consumption, from designers and stylists to trend forecasters, buyers, and journalists …read more

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June fashion exhibitions

In Paris, Anatomy of a Collection is an invitation to discover garments with historical associations that reflects the essence of Palais Galliera’s archive. In Manchester, Freedom and Fashion exhibition examines the fashion legacy of the First World War for the 21st century. And, in New York, Uniformity explores the dynamic history behind a variety of uniforms, considering both their social role and their influence on high fashion …read more

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