Welcome

As well as providing hands-on courses on the design and construction of historical clothing The School of Historical Dress is building its own resource of teaching aids and instructional literature.

Our second school publication WAISTCOATS: from the Hopkins Collection c.1720-1950 by Alan and Vanessa Hopkins is now on sale in the ‘BOOKS’ section here. Our first publication FOOTWEAR: shoes and boots from the Hopkins Collection by Alan and Vanessa Hopkins, is also available for purchase.

Courses for July and August 2018 are now available to purchase under COURSES.

 ALL OUR JULY COURSES COVER ASPECTS OF HISTORICAL DRESS THAT PRODUCE ‘ZERO WASTE’ AND WE ARE COMMITTED OFFERING AT LEAST ONE ‘ZERO WASTE ‘ COURSE EVERY SEASON.

Buy less, choose well, make it last

Dame Vivienne Westwood, Patron, School of Historical Dress

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