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Lace End-to-End: Lace Futures

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Nottingham Trent University invites you to participate in an online seminar series: ‘Lace End-to-End’. This new online seminar brings together experts in the history of lace from raw materials to circulation, from the cotton plantation to the window curtain and wedding dress. In exploring the (social, cultural, political, and economic) meanings of lace at these various stages of its lifecycle and within global networks of production and consumption, the series will highlight themes of globalisation, technology, sustainability, identity and memory.

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This session looks at the ways in which lace has remained relevant in fashion and continues to reach new audiences today. Liz Tregenza (Victoria and Albert Museum) shares her new research on Nottingham lace and London wholesale markets in the 1950s, while Elena Kanagy-Loux (Metropolitan Museum of Art) discusses her love of lace and how she is sharing the craft of hand lace-making with new audiences via social media.

Liz Tregenza is a fashion and business historian. She is currently working on a Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology post-doctoral research fellowship at the Victoria and Albert Museum and also runs her own vintage fashion business. Liz has previously worked as a museum curator and a lecturer. She completed her PhD at the University of Brighton in 2018, and her book Wholesale Couture: London and Beyond, 1930-1970 will be published in 2023.

Elena Kanagy-Loux is a descendent of the Amish and grew up between the US and Japan, where she was immersed in both traditional Mennonite craft and the DIY fashion scene in Tokyo's Harajuku neighborhood. After receiving her BFA in Textile Design from FIT, she won a grant which funded a four-month trip to study lacemaking across Europe in 2015. Upon returning to NYC, she co-founded the Brooklyn Lace Guild, an organization dedicated to the preservation of lacemaking, and began teaching bobbin lace classes at the Textile Arts Center. In 2018 she completed her MA in Costume Studies at NYU where she based her thesis on interviews with lacemakers that she conducted on her European travels. Currently she is the Collections Specialist at the Antonio Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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All events start at 12 pm and are expected to be around an hour.

Image source: Original Format: University of British Columbia Library. Rare Books & Special Collections. World War I 1914-1918 British Press photograph collection. BC 1763.

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