We are a resource for discussing the latest developments in the world of fashion, costume design and fashion curation. Here you will find discussions about the allied professions as well as film and exhibition reviews.
What ties these roles together are the stories that emerge from extensive research into fashion history, fashion design and costume design. These professions require a skill in building a coherent concept and story through visual imagery, and more importantly clothes, whether displayed on a mannequin or worn by an actor.
Curation, whether it’s in a museum, a fashion gallery or on film requires a vision, a visual landscape as in a dream. The hard part is to realise that dream through all the allied multidisciplinary skills. That’s what this website is all about.
Susan Bishop is a Fashion Historian and Curator. Her research includes historical department store fashion shows, marketing and consumer shopping habits.
For her MA in Fashion Curation she designed an exhibition entitled Metamorphosis, which investigates designers’ psychological inspirations from insects and nature.
She has worked in fashion for over 45 years and is an avid collector of vintage jewellery, toys and variety of other objects.
As a curator Susan has volunteered at various museums in London and the South of England. Recently Susan has worked with the Fashion and Textile Museum and the Barbican.
Susan is also working part time as the Arts and Culture Curator for the South Down Project which aims to regenerate Shoreham Cement Works.