Posts by venue: Fashion

Top Ten Hats: Part One

Functional or fashionable?  The design of hats interests people but what are hats for? Working on several projects in the costume and textiles store at Discovery for the past eight weeks, Hannah Keen and I have tried to figure out… Read more

Top Ten Bags : Part One

For the past eight weeks Chiao-Mei Lin and I, who are both masters students at Newcastle University, have been working on a number of projects in the costume and textiles store at Discovery. For this project Mei and I have been… Read more

First World War wedding fashions

We have in the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums costume collection some beautiful wedding outfits from the First World War era. 1914 – TWCMS : D5868.1-5 & D5871     This wedding dress (above) is currently on display in… Read more

WW1 evening dress

Five WW1 evening outfits. Recently we had some of our beautiful costume collection photographed professionally as part of the ‘Wor Life’ project.  This uncovered some gorgeous evening dress that hasn’t been seen for some time and here I’ll show you five of… Read more

WW1 day dresses

Five WW1 era day dresses We recently had some of our beautiful costume collection photographed professionally as part of the ‘Wor Life’ project.  This uncovered some beautiful day dresses from the First World War era that haven’t been seen in… Read more