Couture or Trade: An Early Pictorial Record of the London College of Fashion (Paperback)Helen Reynolds (author)
Paperback 128 Pages / Published: 01/10/1997
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London's fashion industry had long produced luxurious hand-made clothing for women of the leisured classes. However, by the end of the 19th century the West End was suffering a shortage of skilled employees and trade was being lost to Paris. The response to this challenge was the founding in 1906 of women's trade schools, with a needle-trade curriculum devised in close co-operation with leading dressmakers and the exclusive London stores. The London College of Fashion had its origin in three of those schools, in Barrett Street, Shoreditch and Clapham.
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 20 mm
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