Nichola Jane Hodgkinson (Stevenson)
Nostalgia and the Now: A critical and practice-based investigation into curating the juxtaposition of period film costume and contemporaneous fashion in an exhibition context.
London College of Fashion
This practice-based research involves developing a hypothetical exhibition that explores the synergistic relationship between fashion and period film costume. The exhibition will examine how period film costume can reflect contemporaneous fashion and, in turn, influences trends. I will re-evaluate the position of historical revival styles in fashion history and devise new curatorial strategies to convey this. Looking at my subject through the lens of ‘nostalgia' (Samuel et al) and ‘glamour’ (Gundle et al) will be key to developing these strategies.