Dundas Museum explores 20th-century fashion through Hemlines show

Community Sep 20, 2016 Dundas Star News

The latest exhibition at the Dundas Museum and Archives, Hemlines: The Fashion (R)Evolution, explores fashions from 1900 to 1960. The exhibition will welcome visitors from Sept. 24 until Feb. 20, 2017.

Collections manager Sandu Sindile said that during the 20th century, fashion changed dramatically from one decade to the next due to changing social, economic, cultural and global influences.

“In Hemlines we will explore such issues as the effects that war rationing had on fashion during the 1910s and the 1940s, and how this affected the fashions in the 1920s and 1960s,” said Sindile. “Also we are looking forward to seeing our visitors’ reactions to the later fashion trends that they may remember – fondly or not – wearing.”

Featured in Hemlines are more than 40 outfits – for both women and men – as well as numerous accessories that include purses, shoes, hats and jewelry all representing the various trends that occurred from 1900 to 1960. Many of the fashions displayed have either been purchased or made locally, but there are a few couture pieces from designers like Chanel, Norman Hartnell, Dior and Hermes. For more information, visit dundasmuseum.ca.

Dundas Museum explores 20th-century fashion through Hemlines show

Exhibit continues until Feb. 20, 2017

Community Sep 20, 2016 Dundas Star News

The latest exhibition at the Dundas Museum and Archives, Hemlines: The Fashion (R)Evolution, explores fashions from 1900 to 1960. The exhibition will welcome visitors from Sept. 24 until Feb. 20, 2017.

Collections manager Sandu Sindile said that during the 20th century, fashion changed dramatically from one decade to the next due to changing social, economic, cultural and global influences.

“In Hemlines we will explore such issues as the effects that war rationing had on fashion during the 1910s and the 1940s, and how this affected the fashions in the 1920s and 1960s,” said Sindile. “Also we are looking forward to seeing our visitors’ reactions to the later fashion trends that they may remember – fondly or not – wearing.”

Featured in Hemlines are more than 40 outfits – for both women and men – as well as numerous accessories that include purses, shoes, hats and jewelry all representing the various trends that occurred from 1900 to 1960. Many of the fashions displayed have either been purchased or made locally, but there are a few couture pieces from designers like Chanel, Norman Hartnell, Dior and Hermes. For more information, visit dundasmuseum.ca.

Dundas Museum explores 20th-century fashion through Hemlines show

Exhibit continues until Feb. 20, 2017

Community Sep 20, 2016 Dundas Star News

The latest exhibition at the Dundas Museum and Archives, Hemlines: The Fashion (R)Evolution, explores fashions from 1900 to 1960. The exhibition will welcome visitors from Sept. 24 until Feb. 20, 2017.

Collections manager Sandu Sindile said that during the 20th century, fashion changed dramatically from one decade to the next due to changing social, economic, cultural and global influences.

“In Hemlines we will explore such issues as the effects that war rationing had on fashion during the 1910s and the 1940s, and how this affected the fashions in the 1920s and 1960s,” said Sindile. “Also we are looking forward to seeing our visitors’ reactions to the later fashion trends that they may remember – fondly or not – wearing.”

Featured in Hemlines are more than 40 outfits – for both women and men – as well as numerous accessories that include purses, shoes, hats and jewelry all representing the various trends that occurred from 1900 to 1960. Many of the fashions displayed have either been purchased or made locally, but there are a few couture pieces from designers like Chanel, Norman Hartnell, Dior and Hermes. For more information, visit dundasmuseum.ca.