Theme Fashion

Films in the Screen Archive South East collection feature every day life, work life, military life, leisure activities, travel abroad and sporting activities across the Twentieth Century. All of these films show the changing history of clothing and dress: for adults and children; those at work and on holiday; uniforms and fancy dress costumes; those in formal wear and in casual attire.

This theme includes a small selection of early films which illustrate various aspects of fashion and dress through the clothing worn by the people on film.

This theme was initially developed for the collaborative project 'Screen Search Fashion' which focussed on research into fashion history in the 1920s and 1930s. Therefore, films from this era form the majority of films selected to be part of the thematic collection.

To find out more about 1920s and 1930s fashion on film in the collection, you can visit the Screen Search Fashion microsite - click on the heading 'Portfolio' above and follow the link to Screen Search Fashion.