Fashion Sense? cover image

Fashion Sense? with Ulster Museum

The Fashion Sense? project has been designed alongside the Renoir and The New Era exhibition at Ulster Museum. Using Renoir’s La Loge (The Theatre Box) (1874) as a starting point, students are asked to create a cover and pages of a zine, making a comment on fashion and identity in contemporary culture.

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Fashion Sense? Student Exhibition

Congratulations to all of the young people who took part in the project at Cullybackey College, New-Bridge Integrated College and Slemish College in Northern Ireland alongside the Renoir and The New Era exhibition at Ulster Museum.

Go to Fashion Sense? Student Exhibition
Fashion Sense Cullybackey zines

Fashion Sense? project sourcebook

The Fashion Sense? sourcebook includes source material, analysis and learning activities, and guidance on how the project can be run in secondary schools and colleges.

There are two versions available, one for use on screen and the print version that can be copied and given to students.

Fashion Sense? cover image i Cover of Fashion Sense? teacher sourcebook

Research material from MA History of Dress students

We asked each of our MA History of Dress students to create a short film investigating an aspect of fashion and dress depicted in La Loge. These can be used by secondary students as a starting point for research or as inspiration.

Watch the short films
Still from 1870s Gal, by Bethan Carrick

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