The Screen Study Day brings together fashion historians and film archivists to explore documentary and amateur films potential as an exciting source for researching clothing and fashion. Non-fiction film provides a rich, and largely untapped resource that enables us to see fashion as it was worn, and how it was worn. Seeing clothing in motion can alter our understanding of the way garments work on the body, and enhance our insight into the wide range of styles worn within a given period. This study day aims to encourage students and tutors to use non-fiction film in their own work, and to appreciate the ways it can develop our knowledge of everyday fashions.
This Study Day has been organised as part of the CETLD-funded Screen Search Fashion
collaborative project at the Royal College of Art and Screen Archive South East at University of Brighton.
Date: 21 May 2009
Location: V&A Museum Lecture Theatre