Fashion historian, Edith Cowan University

My first book, 'How to Read a Dress: A Guide to changing fashion, 1550-1970' is published 9/3/17 by Bloomsbury ( It's a visual guide to women's fashion across five centuries, and I am keen to write on all aspects of fashion history in the west: particularly women's clothing. The book includes many Australian examples and features pieces from lesser-known collections as well as major museums and galleries. Instagram: @howtoreadadress.


  • –present
    Fashion historian , Edith Cowan University


  • 2010 
    University of Bristol , PhD