Hannah Rose Woods
Hannah Woods won a Beresford distinction for her BA dissertation on Eighteenth century economic thoughts and fashion. This article is based on her research.
The late seventeenth century witnessed a pivotal moment in the democratisation of fashionable dress: the East India Company’s importation of printed Oriental Chintzes and Calicoes stimulated a ‘Calico craze’, which saw the take-up of these textiles spill down the social hierarchy, allowing broader sections of the population than ever before to engage with fashion. Continue reading