The History of Fashion - Online Course - Community Learning - 10:30-12:00

Online Courses, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Tuesdays: 10:30am - 12pm
No. sessions 5
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £33.75

About this course

This online course aims to give the learner a visual tour of fashion through 120 years starting during the Victorian period in 1850 and finishing in the 1970’s. You will gain an understanding of how fashion has changed during a hugely pinnacle time in fashion history. How the female silhouette has changed through this 120 year period as women’s rights have come to the forefront. It will also cover how the socio economic and political climates at the time impacted on the fashion in each decade and the development of the fashion industry following the industrial revolution.


Looking at two decades each week; This online course aims to give the learner a visual tour of fashion through 120 years starting during the Victorian period in 1850 and finishing in the 1970’s. You will gain an understanding of how fashion has changed during a hugely pinnacle time in fashion history. How the female silhouette has changed through this 120 year period as women’s rights have come to the forefront. It will also cover how the socio economic and political climates at the time impacted on the fashion in each decade and the development of the fashion industry following the industrial revolution. Also looking at which designers have influenced the fashions of each decade. 

What will learners achieve by the end of the course? 


An understanding of how fashion has changed during a hugely pinnacle time in fashion history. They will understand how the female silhouette has changed through this period as women’s rights have come to the forefront. They will also understand how the socio economic and political climates at the time impacted on fashion over the years. The learner will also learn about the key designers of each decade during this period. It gives the learner a deeper understanding of both fashion history and the development of the fashion industry following the industrial revolution. 


As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed

Booking your place and fee information


If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information  https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/skills-learning/funding-your-courses/

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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