Clothing and the Fashion System in Early Modem Scotland

Matthew Glozier


The aim of this paper will be to examine the


role played by clothing in

Scotland in the Early Modern period. Primarily the focus will be on actually

displaying the types of clothes which were worn by the nobility in an attempt

to study changes over time as well as to locate key indicators to answer the

questions: what was fashionable, and when?; what constituted fashion?; what

were the dictates of fashionability in Scotland?; how did notions of

fashionability, and the fashions themselves, change, over time?; what caused

these changes?; did this change perceptions of the surrounding world and of

the architecture and construction of the body?; was there an identifiable

Scottishness in dress?

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