Vintage Miscellany – August 12, 2018

I’m noticing an alarming trend on social media, and that is the insistence of many that autumn is in the air. Personally, I refuse to believe this nonsense, as I’m pretty sure that last week it as the beginning of June. So, enough with the winter’s coming talk!

And now for some news…

    •   The Worthing Museum of Brighton University has a great feature called Objects Unwrapped, in which objects from the collection are researched and written about.
    •   The ongoing problem with preserving items made of synthetic materials extends to bathing suits. Thanks to Betts for the link.
    •   The archive at Italian brand Max Mara is simply amazing.
    •   If nothing else, Paul Manafort is guilty of crimes against fashion and of good taste.
    •    Bihor Couture, not Dior couture.
    •   If you can’t get to New York to see Fashion Unraveled at the Museum at FIT, you can still explore the concepts on their website.
    •   The importance of the artifact is made clear with one little girl’s sweater.  This article also effectively highlights the evils of Nazism.
    • The American Civil War meant hard times for textile workers in Britain. 
    • The Imperial War Museum site is showing art made by women artists during WWI depicting women at work.


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4 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – August 12, 2018

  1. Thank you so much for this. I was delighted to see the archive at Max Mara (one of my favourite brands). And then I cried reading about the green sweater.


  2. Thank you, Lizzie! Enjoyed reading about the poetry resulting from the Civil War’s cut in cotton to England’s mills. Am I correct in thinking that might have partly motivated some of the rich heritage that moved from there over to the Carolinas at the end of the19th Century?


  3. Haven’t read the whole post yet or followed the links, but the vintage trailer is amazing. More info please.
    bonnie in provence (who owns a 1946 Kenskill teardrop sleeping in a garage in San Diego)


  4. Pingback: FIT in the News – August 24, 2018 – FIT Newsroom

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