Blurring the lines between fashion and fiction

In our newly-static lives, storytelling has never been so important. We examine fashion’s intersection with the novel

8th November, 2020
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Romanticism is not just for literature, as seen at the Brock Collection last summer

There is a scene in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women that highlights the enduring importance of clothes. In it, the salt-of-the-earth, sensible Meg – played in Greta Gerwig’s 2019 film by Emma Watson – is indulging in a very clandestine affair. However, it’s not an affair of the heart, rather of the haberdashery department, specifically with a coveted dress.

Meg is newly married, with a young family and indulging in...

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