ADH membership is open to anyone who has an interest in dress and textile histories. Membership is only 10.00 GBP per year and is valid from the date of purchase.
The support of our Members helps us to benefit scholarship with our conferences and events, Awards, and to operate The Journal of Dress History.
The Membership Sub-Committee manages all aspects of ADH membership. For more information about ADH membership, please visit this page.
Scott William Schiavone is Membership Officer of The Association of Dress Historians. He is a London College of Fashion alumnus having graduated from the MA Fashion Curation course in 2010. Having worked across Scotland with various dress and textile collections, including European Costume and Textiles at Glasgow Museums, and the Jean Muir (1928–1995) and Charles W. Stewart (1915–2001) collections at National Museums Scotland, Scott relocated to London in 2018 to assume the role of Assistant Curator at The Fan Museum, London. Scott is interested in manifestations of luxury and excess across the fashion timeline, including historical, modern, and contemporary fashion and fashion designers. His areas of expertise are nineteenth century womenswear, 1980s haute couture, the rise of the superstar designer, and tangible markers of luxury in European fans during 1850–1900. Scott can be reached at email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2018, Lydia Caston has been Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London. She joined the museum to work on fashion photography projects, and her work has involved researching and cataloguing the Gianni Penati archive and assisting with the curation of the exhibition, Tim Walker: Wonderful Things (2019-2020). Her MA research in History of Design at The Royal College of Art, London and the V&A focused on the representation of Algerian women through French colonial materials including fashion press, photographic postcards, and dress. Lydia was previously Student Officer of the Design History Society. Her publications include regular contributions to Selvedge magazine, The Royal Photographic Society Journal, and writing the Yellow chapter for The V&A Book of Colour in Design (2020).
Laura Pérez Hernández is the Deputy Treasurer of The Association of Dress Historians. She is a post-doctoral researcher interested in social and fashion history in the European eighteenth century and how eighteenth century newspapers constructed women’s identities. She is currently working as a Research Coordinator of Sustainable Futures Research Theme at Nottingham Trent University, England. Recently, Laura earned a PhD from the Department of Early Modern History at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, with a thesis, titled, Female Fashion in Spain and England in the Eighteenth Century: Majismo and Its Social Scope, 1750-1800. During 2017-2018, she had a scholarship in the Department of Spanish, Latin American and Portuguese Studies at The University of Nottingham, England, to complete her international research. In 2014, Laura earned an MA in Early Modern History from the University Complutense of Madrid when she started to research women´s fashion and its representations in press and engravings across the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Laura can be reached at email email@example.com.