With such an approach, we hope to cast these developments in a more holistic light, and bring a pan-European focus to the idea of an eighteenth-century consumer revolution.
In particular, we are interested in themes and questions such as: • Consumption patterns in Southern, Central, Northern, or Eastern European cities.
Fashion began to spread into the life of the average citizen as new and cheaper fabrics became available.
Rather than the resplendent clothing of the rich, Ms Hohti is interested in the lives of the working classes.
Which elements of a ‘consumer society’ can be detected in these regions?
Did changes in consumption patterns occur, and if so, when? Which ‘global’ goods found resonance in these cities? sumptuary legislation) play in changing consumption patterns?
There is much tacit knowledge in the articles of clothing.The five-year project, entitled Re-fashioning the Renaissance: Popular Groups, Fashion and the Material and Cultural Significance of Clothing in Europe, 1550-1650, will investigate the meaning and spread of western fashion in 17th century Europe.Ms Hohti is making a significant step forward for science in the study of fashion, culture and history.A 3D camera will assist in the modelling process and using 3D printing we can produce woven fabrics and clothing.Fibre and colour analyses reveal details of the living environments in which articles of clothing were used.