The Foundations of Fashion: the History of Underwear

Community Creative Arts Entertainment

NOTE: This is event has already happened. It is online for informational purposes only.
  • Date:
  • Location: ​​​​​​​St Mary's Church, 17 William St, Noosa Junction 4567 Queensland

Christian Dior said that: “Without foundations there can be no fashion”. For centuries, the clothed silhouette was determined not so much by what the outer garments looked like but how they were shaped by the foundation garments.  

From corsets to farthingales, busks to camisoles, crinolines to bustles.  Kate Strasdin from the UK will consider how these foundations shaped our ancestors’ approach to dress at her lecture to ADFAS Noosa members on Saturday 15 July. She will also debunk some of the long held myths about the dangers of the corset and question what is really thought about comfortable dress.

Kate has worked with dress and textiles in museums for almost 20 years in curatorial positions and is Assistant Curator at the Fashion and Textile Museum in Totnes, Devon.  She is also a Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University, teaching history and contextual studies to fashion and textile students.  She is a published author and is also one of the youngest practitioners of the dying art of producing handmade Honiton lace.

ADFAS (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society) Australia comprises 38 societies and is modelled on the successful UK arts appreciation organisation NADFAS.  ADFAS Noosa Inc hosts Saturday afternoon lectures on a monthly basis for its members and guests at St Mary’s Church in Tewantin to which visitors are very welcome – a $25 entry fee on the door applies.  For further information call 5448 2394.

ADFAS Noosa Inc's next monthly talk, to be held on Saturday 15 July, will cover the importance of undergarments to fashion when visiting UK lecturer Kate Strasdin will present 'The Foundations of Fashion – the History of Underwear'.  Refreshments will be served after.  Visitors welcome - fee $25 on the door, please contact Sharon Hyde to book on 5448 2394 or

Start time - 3.45 pm, at St Mary's Church, 17 William St, Tewantin. 

The Foundations of Fashion:  the History of Underwear
Saturday 15 July 2017
St Mary's Church, 17 William St, Tewantin

Australian and Decorative Fine Arts Society Noosa Inc :
PO Box 481, Noosa Junction
Australian and Decorative Fine Arts Society Noosa Inc

Map Location ( get directions )

​​​​​​​St Mary's Church, 17 William St, Noosa Junction

All Sunshine Coast events, gigs, functions etc... onsite are correct as per information provided at time of uploading, please always verify times or dates directly with the venues to avoid disappointment.