Over on Catwalk Queen we managed to get an interview with Greta Pawlowski, who works at established UK label Aquascutum as their Company Archivist. Read on to find out how she got her position, what trends she predicts will be big and advice for getting into archiving.
How did you arrive at your current position at Aquascutum?
In fact, I did not set out to be a fashion archivist. This is not a job you could train for. It is probably the mix of experiences that led to this position. It started with digitising a private 18th century collection and doing research in that era. This is where I got the major skills.
I always loved well made garments, from the days my grandmother took me with her when she went to see her tailor to meeting a fashion historian who could spend hours talking about her love affair with the swiftness of creases and silks in the dresses the ladies wear in a Watteau painting. I love the opera and was once asked to consult for the private archive of Australian stage and costume designer Barry Kay. That was the final step, I suppose, that brought me to Aquascutum.
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