fashion

Sharing designer knowledge with Wikipedia

What links fashion designer Fong Leng with a festival organiser, a member of the Dutch Costume Society and Wikipedia? The answer – the Europeana Fashion editathon in Utrecht on 13 May 2013. Europeana Fashion is a project which aims to provide Europeana with outstanding and rich material about the history of European fashion, including more […]

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Europeana Fashion Tumblr Curated by Mode Museum

In the month of May, Mode Museum (MoMu) curator Karen Van Godtsenhoven is taking over the Europeana Fashion Tumblr. With MoMu currently amidst preparations of an exhibition around the anniversary of the renowned Antwerp Fashion Academy, the curation of the Tumblr is inspired by Karen’s research. Screenshot of the Tumblr with a sketch by Marina […]

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Fashion Heritage for the Masses – Join us on Tumblr

Last year you might remember we dived into the world of Pinterest with five of our partners including the University for Barcelona, Biblioteca de Catalunya and the Varna Public Library. This year, we’re embarking on another exciting idea, but this time on blogging site, Tumblr. We’ve teamed up with our very good friends at Europeana […]

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Capturing Imagination: Europeana Fashion Thesaurus

Today, Nacha Van Steen at Europeana Fashion partner Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels, tells us about one of the technical challenges the project is facing – how to represent the world of fashion digitally so that you can explore it easily. What springs to mind when I say ‘fashion’? Exactly, an immense […]

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Fashion is coming to Europeana

Today, we are pleased to present a guest blog post from Europeana Fashion. Read on to find out what the project is all about… Europeana Fashion is creating a source of inspiration and reference for those in the creative field, a treasure chest of rich and reliable information for fashion academics and an extremely comprehensive […]

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Rare photographs of fashion designer Coco Chanel

“I don’t do fashion, I am fashion“, once said Coco Chanel. Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) is one of the most influential designers in the history of fashion. Her influence on fashion was so profound that she was the only person in the couturier field to be in Time […]

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