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Viewing and Reviewing The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier:
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

Caterina Tiezzi   Mermaids and Punks, Sailors and Madonna’s, neon signs and photographs, voices and projected faces, static and rotating mannequins: these are a few ingredients that make up The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From The Sidewalk to The Catwalk. Introduced as ‘the first comprehensive exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier’, this

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RCA textile design: In discussion

Colleen McGonegle, Harriette Lane, Joanne Pilcher & Sophie Farrelly   The following contributors are all History of Design MA students at Royal College of Art, and their conversation follows on from visiting the School of Material Work-in-Progress show at the RCA. Their discussion was centred around the experience of how textiles were displayed at the exhibit. The work-in-progress

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The History of a Sportswear Icon?

Elizabeth Coulson    Trainers have, in the last few years, been reignited as the epitome of a cool accessory – they are worn by fashion’s great and good alike. The footwear de jour has seen the fashion and sporting worlds collide with an ever widening array of trainers, created or re-discovered to be worn in

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Skiing in style

Liz Tregenza   Friday 7th February sees the start of the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia and this seemed to be the perfect excuse to write about the history of ski fashion. Whilst the history of skiing stretches back to around 5000BC, it was not until the 19th century that skiing was established as a competitive

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