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Fashion Conscious


Fashion Conscious (2012) [HD] A short documentary inspired by the Kays catalogues and made by Digital Fim Production undergraduates from the University of Worcester as part of their degree course:  Alix Paul, Ben Hampton, Thomas Hardy & Mayto Sotomayor

Categories : Blog, Fashion, Film, Marketing, Womens wear |

Why we love vintage clothes


At Second Hand Rose we love vintage for all sorts of reasons. There’s the nostalgia for the past, looking back to the way things were and to the fashion eras of our parents and grandparents, and the personal nostalgia associated … Continue reading

Categories : Blog, Catalogue design, Fashion, Mens wear, Research resource, Womens wear |

What can you find in the Kays Catalogues?


This is a fantastic collection of images which highlights the social and cultural contexts of the 20th century. The catalogue images show the lifestyles that people were meant to aspire to. Someone who worked at Kays, informs me that the … Continue reading

Categories : Blog, Conference, Domesticity, Fashion, Marketing, Research resource, Womens wear |

Let’s have a party with World of Kays!


Back in November when the festive season was imminent, finding inspiration for my first mini-exhibit for the University of Worcester’s Research Collections was simple. What better than to put together a glitzy party-themed display to help get people in the … Continue reading

Categories : Blog, Domesticity, Fashion, Image selection, Research resource |

Fabulous fashions of the 1950s – AUDIO


Sheila Layton started work in the sales recording office for Kay & Co Ltd in 1959, and remained with the company until she left in 1965 to have her first child. In these audio clips Sheila remembers some of the fabulous … Continue reading

Categories : Audio, Blog, Domesticity, Fashion, Womens wear, Working for Kays |