From today on Europeana Fashion, fashions curators, academics, students and enthusiasts can discover and explore more than a million fashion images contributed by nearly 40 museums and fashion brand archives from 13 European countries.
Europeana Fashion brings together an incredible wealth of content including historical clothing and accessories, contemporary designs, catwalk photographs, drawings, sketches, catalogues and videos from museums and archives across Europe, and provides a range of exciting new features for you to explore.
Fashion lovers can now find exactly what they want by tailoring the content by using new filters including designers, techniques, materials, and types of clothing.
The collection also features exclusive editorial content, including blog posts and online exhibitions. The first, Past to Present: Fashion Re-Interpretations, explores the inspiration and influence of historical costumes on contemporary fashion.
Europeana Fashion is a unique space showcasing the collections of heritage institutions giving you the opportunity to compare fashion movements and styles across time periods and regions across Europe. Contributing institutions include public museums, like the Victoria and Albert Museum (UK), Les Arts Décoratifs (France), MoMu (Belgium), as well as fashion brand archives, such as the Missoni archive, the Emilio Pucci Archive and the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo, and archives of fashion photographers, as Paul Van Riel and Etienne Tordoir, amongst many others.
Previously hosted on an independent website, the collection has a new home on Europeana alongside Europeana Art and Europeana Music. The collection will be curated by the Europeana Fashion International Association, who developed and enriched it over the past 5 years.