Menswear and Masculinities

By 2020, the global menswear industry is expected to be worth $33 billion. Referencing the V&A’s diverse collection of men’s clothing and dress accessories, unpick the social and political threads that hold the male wardrobe together, considering changing attitudes across the ages and into the future. Thematic lectures that focus on suiting and shoes, cutting and colours will consider how and why attitudes to men’s dress have changed between the Middle Ages and modernity. Unravelling the complex relationship that men have with their clothing, the course will place current menswear trends in their social context and explore future possibilities for the menswear industry.

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£288 full price, £260 over 60s, £195 concessions



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