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Author archives: Carly Eck
I work in the M&S Company Archive and my main role is to look after and catalogue the historic clothing collection. There are nearly 3000 garments and accessories and the entire archive has an excess of 70,000 items.
A fashion and design historian by trade, Iâ€™ll be blogging about the company’s history focusing on clothing and design. This includes the numerous clothing treasures in the M&S Company Archive, fabric and design innovations, fashion revivals and recent acquisitions to name but a few. I will also keep you posted on the work of the archive and any exhibitions where M&S historic clothing is featured.
Recent posts by Carly Eck
A favourite of my recent discoveries in the M&S Company Archive is a reversible brown, green and cream wool plaid skirt dating to the 1940s. The skirt is evocative of the current fashion trend for the â€˜British outdoorsâ€™ which chimes country bumpkin. Read More
In this blog post I look at the stealth glamour of the 1940s, comparing a genuine dress of the period from The M&S Company Archive to dresses in our current collections. Read More
Heritage is everywhere for Autumn/Winter 2011, so we decided to have a delve into the M&S archives to see where the inspiration came from for some of current season men's knitwear. Read More