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Friday, July 29, 2011

Digital wardrobe shows UK's changing lifestyles

Digital wardrobe shows UK's changing lifestylesThe UK's changing fashions from tracksuits to knitted bikinis are to be collected in a huge online wardrobe for the benefit of vintage enthusiasts, school pupils, social historians and academic researchers. Celebrated mail-order company Kay & Co Ltd was for more than 100 years a staple of shopping in the UK, providing contemporary fashions, household items and luxuries at affordable prices to the general public. Now over 1500 images from the catalogues are to be digitised online by the University of Worcester with funding from JISC - and the public are invited to contribute images and stories of their own concerning their favourite outfits which will give future historians an insight into today's attitudes to the fashions on display

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