Bloomsbury Fashion Central - Coming Soon

Coming Soon to the Bloomsbury Fashion Central hub

Many of the collections on Bloomsbury Fashion Central update annually. You can see recent updates on our News and Updates page.

Bloomsbury Historic Dress in Detail

Coming autumn 2024

Bringing the history of dress to life for students through beautifully crafted videos using historically accurate period costume.

Bloomsbury Historic Dress in Detail will provide high-quality content on the history of dress. The collection centers on exclusive videos with complimentary resources and articles, ideal for teaching and study. They explore historical context and materials, fastenings and garment details, how garments were made, and how they were worn.

Features and benefits

  • Watch immersive videos exploring garments, both menswear and womenswear, in detail across a vast historical timeline aimed specifically at an academic audience
  • The videos are from Crow's Eye Productions, who have created films and media content for exhibitions and displays focusing on meticulously researched costume.
  • Get practical advice with learning material videos on how to research historic dress and how to create garments without patterns
  • Delve deeper by reading accompanying articles which provide key historical background as well as primary and secondary source lists to aid further research and study
  • Topics include Roman, Tudor, Regency, Victorian and Modernist dress as well as workers in the 1850s, many of which are perfectly aligned to designing costume for performance.

The collection will take its place as part of Bloomsbury Fashion Central and will be fully cross-searchable with the rest of the platform.