Feeling, dreaming, learning: the sense of colours in children’s fashion

  • Aude le Guennec (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Often limited to ancient photographs highlighting the white outfits of well-dressed upper class children, research in Fashion has not considered coloured and visual sensations as a major development of children clothes. However, looking at childrenswear throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and especially at contemporary fashion, the playful and cheerful patterns of colourful garments are the norms. What is so special about children’s fashion? How can we explain such an attraction for colours, prints and textures? And, what do children think about this?

From a historical and cultural approach, this talk will explore the educational role of colour in contemporary childrenswear and look at ways for a more inclusive design where the spontaneous approach of children to the world is revealed.
Period16 Mar 2019
Event titleRSE@Inverness
Event typeConference
LocationInverness, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional