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PAPERS 2018-05-20T11:56:59+00:00

Fashion & Innovation
The theme of the ICOM Costume Committee Annual Meeting 2018 is Fashion & Innovation. Ever since fashion came into being, innovation has been one of its progressive forces. Today 3D printing and Virtual Reality push its boundaries, just as the knitting-frame did in the 16th century. These developments have far reaching implications for the history of dress and many are not yet fully explored by costume and fashion historians. Some developments will lead us into the realms of the economic, socio-economic and technical historians, but cross-fertilization is nothing to be worried about: it can only enhance our understanding.

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Detail of Bas Kosters dress