The archived costume object: the transference and translation of historical and contemporary costume design practices through the costumes in the Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection Theatre Archives.
London College of Fashion
Research focuses on the costume objects in CSM Theatre Archives and Stage Costume Special Collection; materials made, collected and generated by the costume practitioners Jeannetta Cochrane, Pegaret Anthony, Norah Waugh and Margaret Woodward who taught at Central School of Art from the 1930’s.
There is little written about these practitioners and their contribution to the role of costume designer.
Through 6-8 objects I aim to investigate the unwritten working methods and practices of these four practitioners, how their practice affected the next generation of British costume designers taught by them and interconnection and passing on of knowledge through the object.