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Contemporary Costume: Where Have the Aloha Shirts Gone?

While science-fiction and period costume can sell to collectors at auction for tens of thousands of dollars, the future of contemporary costume from the contemporary drama, comedy and thriller genres is unclear. Costumes from films set in the modern age … Continue reading

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Alpha Papa: Dress like a Partridge

Stone slacks, leather cardigan, pale denim – who wouldn’t want to dress like Alan Partridge? This may be dad brand clothing, but it announces you as the most confident man in the room. Driving gloves? That’s nothing. Try removing your … Continue reading

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Hollywood Costume Exhibition Opens at the V&A in London

A rundown of why Hollywood Costume at the V&A is the best event you will see all year. Continue reading

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Looper: Costume Designer Sharen Davis Reveals Inspiration

Costume Designer Sharen Davis talks us through her retro-vision for Looper. Continue reading

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Review: Looper

A mishmash of sci-fi conventions and clichés cobbled together as something we have never quite seen before. Continue reading

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Review: Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson’s most sartorially significant film yet. Continue reading

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War Horse: Exclusive Interview with Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy chats exclusively to Clothes on Film about her experiences and understanding of costume design. Continue reading