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Sleeves, Collars and Circles

Pat Parish

Pat Parish has taught fashion and textile courses for over thirty years. Her teaching career began at the Royal College of Art and she now lectures at Northbrook College, UK. Alongside her teaching, she has also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and has created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. Many of her students have successful careers in fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pattern Cutting : The Architecture of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...A design is defined by a number of elements: overall silhouette, shape, fit, balance and relative proportions of shoulders, collars and cuffs, details such as pockets, and colour and textural values of the cloth. It is precisely...

Head and Neck

Susan J. Vincent

Susan J. Vincent is an honorary visiting fellow at the University of York. Her research interests to date have centred about the cultural history of dress in the early modern period. She is the author of Dressing the Elite: Clothes in Early Modern England (Berg, 2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Anatomy of Fashion : Dressing the Body from the Renaissance to Today

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...Dignity and Wigs 1663. Two years after Charles II’s triumphant return as the English monarch, the unspeakable horror of the plague yet two years in the future with the Great Fire to come after that, and Samuel Pepys was facing a personal...

Linen

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Since prehistory, linen, made from flax, has been one of the most widely used textile materials. Linen does not take easily to natural dyes, so before the advent of synthetic colorants it was rarely dyed. Linen is particularly suitable...

Materials

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Before 1800, fashionable individuals were defined as much by the textiles they chose as the styles they wore. There are characteristics shared by all textiles. First, they were used by people across society to construct notions of worth...

Early History of Dress and Fashion in Continental West Europe

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The discovery of the Iceman “Oetzi,” who lived between 3500 and 3000 b.c.e., provides valuable information on early dress. His many garments included a patchwork-style goat-fur mantle. Much later, Roman dress included tunics and togas...