HCC to launch innovative Historical Fashion Archive website

Aug 28, 2018


Several hundred never-before-seen historical fashion garments – some dating back to the 1700s - will be unveiled through an innovative and interactive website created by Houston Community College.

The college is launching its new History Fashion Archive to allow users to digitally view more than 240 historically significant items from its 6,000-piece costume and fashion collection. It is a must-see for anyone interested in learning about fashion from the past to present day.

WHAT:  Launch of HCC Historical Fashion Archive website

WHERE:  HCC Administration Building Auditorium, 3100 Main St., Houston, TX 77004

WHEN:  Thursday, August 30, 5 to 7 p.m.

Using state-of-the art, high-definition photographic techniques, all items on the site will be visible in stunning detail.

The yearlong effort represents a collaboration between the HCC Central Library and the college’s award-winning, internationally recognized fashion design and fashion merchandising programs.

“Creating a searchable database for this collection is an innovative marriage of technology and history,” says Erica Hubbard, director, library services, at HCC Central Campus. “There is nothing like this in Houston.”

To attend the launch or for more information, please call Suzette Brimmer, Chair, Consumer Arts & Sciences Center of Excellence, at 713.718.6158.


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