Fashion students squeezed into past fashion in corset workshop

BA (HONS) Fashion students across years one to three were left gasping for breath after being visited by Geoffrey Duffield from BB and S Corsets on Tuesday 20th October 2015, not only because of the abundance of questions they fired at Geoffrey but also because they were tightly packed into corsets.

Corset class

The students had the opportunity to learn from and take on board the wealth of knowledge shared by Geoffrey Duffield; expert corsetiere and costumier. Geoffrey brought in a variety of different styled corsets from across the eras for the students to have a good look at and become inspired by.


Geoffrey spoke about his experience working on period dramas such as Peaky Blinders, TV programmes such as Holby City and with film stars like Keira Knightley. The group were in awe and were already thinking about how to include a corset in their end of year pieces.


β€œIt was an inspirational and aspirational talk for the fashion degree students, from such a knowledgeable and entertaining expert such as Geoffrey.” – Annabel Smith, fashion tutor.


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