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Broadcaster Clara Amfo and fashion historian Amber Butchart uncover the secret history of fashion, from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.

But this isn't just about what we wore, but who we were, and who we are today. This series will look at the legacy fashion has left us, from rules that still regulate dress around gender and class, to its influence on feminism, civil rights, and the environment.

A Just Radio production for Audible Originals.

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  • Jennifer Chennell
  • 04-12-20

disappointing

I have no idea who Amber Butchart is but her vocabulary is like a childs, the over use of the word "totally" was maddening, and so sycophantic to the far more articulate Ms Amfo. Probably my own fault but I assumed it would be about British Fashion but quickly spiraled into a black American history which while interesting in a different context was just irritating in a pod cast about fashion.

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  • Laura
  • 01-12-20

Very enjoyable!

I really enjoyed this, and the only criticism I have is that, instead of even a single mention of the misconception, they simply perpetuated the idea of the corset being a body mangling prison. Better research or even a throwaway line would have sufficed on that front. (There are plenty of dress historians on YouTube debunking this myth!!)

Obviously deeper dives wouldn't have worked with the timeframe and format, but it definitely left me wanting more! Here's hoping we get to see a sequel maybe.

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  • Szilvia Tóth
  • 01-12-20

so much fun

I only wish this conversation was longer allowing more in-depth information on period details, specifics.

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  • Alix Fox
  • 27-11-20

I tip my hat to Amber B's ace knowledge!

Amber Butchart is cut from the finest cloth when it comes to fashion history - she knows her stuff inside out and is a delight to listen to. Do follow her on Instagram, as her posts about clothing through the ages are glorious. Love Clara too.

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  • Kate
  • 06-12-20

Truly enjoyable!

Fantastic snippets of story from the world & history of fashion, told in a really engaging manner, really well produced. Highly recommended!

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  • Barbara Zilincar Dovey
  • 05-12-20

Quoting Marx again

It was a really good podcast until I got to the 4th episode where (of course) woke ideas developed fully and Amber started talking about Marx, quoting Marx.,, me as someone who was brought up in socialism cannot relate to spreading these toxic ideas by current woke movement - even in a podcast about fashion.... basically if you are woke you’ll love it, if not rather listen to something else.

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  • LJG
  • 03-12-20

Interesting and informative

These 2 animated women trace the history of fashion and social norms over many centuries. The comments of experts put each episode into historical, social and political context, providing an insightful background. This is a very good series which is also educational and enjoyable.

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  • Abi B.
  • 28-11-20

Loved it!

A really lovely blend of personal thoughts and the history of fashion. Will definitely listen again I enjoyed it so much:)

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  • Chrissie Ann
  • 10-12-20

Fantastic

I loved this series. I have learnt a great deal and especially the effect of historical fashion has influenced modern day taboos and shibboleths. Would love to hear more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-12-20

Just admit you are a "Slave to Fashion"

Excellent work Ladies!
Hours of interesting facts. I could easily have kept on listening .

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  • Gemma Hidalgo
  • 23-02-21

Charmingly, witty, informative and Entertaining

I really enjoyed listening and learning. I've listened to this more then once now. I even popped it on for clients while applying Lash Extensions.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-21

Great introduction to fashion history

If you're new to the world of fashion history, you will enjoy this podcast. The hosts nailed each episode and do a great job of marrying past trends and ideas with contemporary fashion. Great work! If you're keen to explore fashion history further, I recommend watching Amber Butchart's "A Stich in Time".