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The Costume Society’s Autumn Study Day

Saturday October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Reconstruction – Theory and Practice

The event will explore reconstruction of historical dress and its practical application in supporting authentic dress with modern application in museums, education and historical re-enactment and theatre. Featuring talks from Jenny Tiramani, principle at The School of Historical Dress and Mandy Barrington author of ‘Stays and Corsets, Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body’.

During the day there will be an opportunity for close-up study and one to one discussion of the historic dress exhibits, including a selection of corsets from the world famous Symington Collection, all made available from the archives of the Leicestershire Fashion Collections.


10.00-10.40 Arrival and Welcome

10.40-11.25 Keynote Speaker Jenny Tiramani: ‘TO EDUCATE, TO ENTERTAIN & TO EXPLORE: three ways to use reconstructed historical dress’

11.25 Questions

11.35-12.05 Mandy Barrington: ‘Historical Patterns Translated for the Modern Body’

12.05-12.35 Rebecca Morrison: ‘The Ingenious Mistress of Dissimulation: Or How to Cut a Gown the Eighteenth Century Way’

12.35 Questions

12.45-2.00 LUNCH

2.00-2.45 Keynote Speaker Janet Wood: Talk Title TBC

2.45 Questions

Split into four groups:
3.00-4.00 Delegates will break into small groups to study and discuss the original garments on display from the Fashion Collections of Leicestershire Museums Service.


Saturday October 21, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Nottingham Trent University
Newton Building
Nottingham, NG1 4FQ United Kingdom
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