Vintage clothing on show at Hamilton
AN exhibition of vintage clothing is bringing a touch of glamour, with plenty of satin and silk and the elegant 1930s silhouette, to the Hamilton History Centre this October.
The Vintage Clothing display will officially open on Tuesday, the first of four weeks of the display, which showcases the evolution of fashion through the 1870s to 1950.
The curatorial team, headed by Cheryl Green and Ilma Underwood, have been attending to the delicate unpacking process of the exhibition, and offered a sneak preview to intricate hand stitched textile garments.
“As each dress is custom made for a specific event and person, every dress is slightly different from each other and they also reflect over 150 years of changing fashion styles and silhouettes,” Ms Underwood said.
“Therefore each mannequin requires its own meticulous preparation, including skilful handling and sculpting to achieve the correct shape and silhouette without damaging the fine material and stitching.”