Bring No Clothes: Bloomsbury and the Philosophy of Fashion by Charlie Porter


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Why do we wear what we wear? To answer this question, we must go back and unlock the wardrobes of the early twentieth century, when fashion as we know it was born. Fashion writer Charlie Porter brings us face to face with six members of the Bloomsbury Group – the collective of creatives and thinkers who were in the vanguard of a social and sartorial revolution. Each of them offers fresh insight into the constraints and possibilities of fashion today. As Porter carefully unpicks what they wore and how they wore it, we see how clothing can be a means of creative, intellectual and sexual liberation, or, conversely, a tool for patriarchal control.

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