Read about garments in the Fashion Research Collection from the 2000s and the 2010s.
PDF fileEnsemble by Chloe, opens in new window Studies the work of female designer, Gaby Aghion, who founded the fashion house, Chloé. By Jazmin Welch.
PDF fileIt’s All About the Coat, opens in new window Features a selection of contemporary coats from the FRC’s Designer Archive. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.
PDF fileEvening Gowns and Canadian Designer Pat McDonagh, opens in new window Explores two evening ensembles by acclaimed Canadian fashion designer. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.
PDF fileGucci: Overview of Ready to Wear Design, opens in new window Discusses the history of famed Italian fashion house, Gucci, paying particular attention to their RTW collection through the analysis of a Gucci cream coat with fox-fur collar. By Olena Vivcharyuk.
PDF fileThe Kathleen Kubas Collection, opens in new window Tells the story of how the FRC received its largest donation of over 700 garments and accessories from the family of Kathleen Kubas, a former model, actress and schoolteacher in Toronto. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.
PDF fileA Bed Jacket by Mercy, opens in new window Investigates the infamous story of this bed jacket that became an international case of copyright infringement. By Jennifer Braun.
PDF fileA Made in Canada Success Story: Smythe Jackets, opens in new window Celebrates the brand Smythe, by examining the tailored jackets created by Canadian design duo Christie Smythe and Andrea Lenczner. By Dr. Ingrid E. Mida.
PDF fileMaking History: A Romantic Tutu, opens in new window Discusses the history and making of a Romantic tutu. By Allycia Coolidge and Joanna Lupker.
PDF fileMaking History: Inspired by Courréges, opens in new window Explores several garments designed by French fashion designer, André Courréges. By Shira Yavor.
PDF fileSmythe Les Vestes, opens in new window Examines a black and white tweed jacket and the unique history of Canadian company, Smythe Les Vestes. By Jennifer Braun.
PDF fileYvonne Lin: Analysis of the White Slashed Leather Minidress, opens in new window Uses object-based research to observe the construction of a 3D leather mini-dress and explores themes of art-to-wear, 3D technology in fashion, femininity and the grotesque. By Julia Birnie.