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FASHION HISTORY FROM THE 18TH TO 20TH CENTURIES: HOW IT DEFINED AND SHAPED SOCIETY,STYLE AND CULTURE

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is for lovers of fashion and the fascinating social and cultural history of Britain. It examines how social history has inspired fashion, just as clothes have influenced social and cultural history. We examine historic inspiration that has formed and forms innovative fashion, designers and style.

We examine how the social and cultural background of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries influenced British fashion then and now. We focus on aspects of trendsetting style 1700s-2000, such as the voluminous and extravagant court dresses and exuberant hairstyles of the Georgian period and the dapper Regency dandy; Victorian crinoline, bustle and aestheticism; Edwardian Art Nouveau, elegant Art Deco, wartime recycling, swinging sixties, and subculture of mods, rockers, goths, skinheads and punks. We see how the wheel of fashion and style turns again and again.

You will learn how to read fashion and how it informs us and what your clothes say about you. We will analyse key style developments and designers such as Mary Quant and the “Swinging Sixties”. A really exciting and fascinating course that will make you think differently about style, clothing, its influences and origins, and what you and others wear.

N.B. History courses may contain outdated attitudes, cultural depictions and language which cause offence today. They have to be viewed from an historic perspective. When discussing the content these views are not those of the tutor.

Illustrated with masses of fashion illustrations and powerpoint slideshows.

Tutor Sarah Tobias. This course will run on Tuesday afternoons, 1300-1500

FURTHER INFORMATION

Suitable for all abilities

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HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS

Step 1

Set Up Your Account

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Step 2

Apply

Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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