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Oxford Conference of Corsetry

The world's only conference for corset makers by corsetmakers. Next event August 2019

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As a modern corset maker myself, i’ve never been particularly inspired to make stays. That all changed at #structuringfashion after I listened to a talk by @lucacostigliolo - his presentation was all about patterning stays and his journey into finding out the secrets of the staymakers of old. During his career he has discovered many of these secrets and during his talk he blew quite a few minds with a single revelation - I know my brains were all over the floor by the time he had finished and I was desperate to learn more! I’m not only now inspired to make stays, but I spoke to Luca about #ococ19 and we are concocting some plans together! Watch this space for more info soon!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ococ17 #ococ #corsetmakers #corsetry #corsets #corsetmaking #oxford #corsetfashion #sewing #historicaldress #historicalplace #fashioncorset #conferenceofcorsetry #staymaking #stays #schoolofhistoricaldress

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These two ladies were at the #structuringfashion conference and us modern corset makers have a great deal to thank them both for. On the left is Autumn Adamme, @missdarkgarden, founder and proprietress of Dark Garden Corsetry in San Fransisco. Autumn is THE trailblazer for modern corsetry, if it weren’t for her, many of us wouldn’t have a career - I call her ‘The Godmother of Modern Corsetry’ - we all know that mainstream fashion starts underground and modern corsetry used as outerwear had it's origins in the subcultures of the 80's and 90's goth scene - just about the only place in the world you could get a corset for a long time before the internet, was her shop - Dark Garden - others followed soon after, but Autumn was the first. On the right is Valerie Steele - author of “The Corset - A Cultural History” - a seminal book which is probably on every corset makers book shelf. Little did I know 10 years ago when I bought the book myself, that one day I would be in a position to talk business with her and that when I did, she would already know about my work. . . . #careergoals #inspirationalwomen #inspiringwomen #moderncorsetry #corsetmakers #corsetry #corsetryconference #ococ19

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I’ve just come back from the #structuringfashion Conference in Munich where I met a bunch of friends and colleagues and made some exciting new connections for #ococ19. I had such a great time catching up with people from OCOC that I completely forgot to take pictures but it was great to see @laurietavan, @vanyanis, @royalblack_couture, @rainbowcurvecorsetry, @wickedladycorsets, @missdarkgarden, @popantique, @ingridyllo, @izabelapriorattire, @sewsexual , @deuxlunescorsets and others - check out their IG accounts for more exciting pictures and stories! It was also lovely to meet at last @redthreaded @laceembrace and @lucacostigliolo I'll be posting shots of interesting corset studies in my stories here and over at my other IG account @sewcurvysupplies⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ococ19 #ococ #corsetmakers #corsetry #corsets #corsetmaking #oxford #corsetfashion #sewing #historicaldress #historicalplace #fashioncorset #conferenceofcorsetry #corsetfashion #sewing #couture #friends #sharingtips #learncorsetry #uniquevenue #corsetryconference #corsettraining #corsetconference #costumes

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At #ococ you get to see incredible work up close and personal in real life! Here is Barbara Pesendorfer of @royalblack_couture talking about her processes and taking her class through the design from start to finish of her famous "Silver Thistle" design. Barbara has presented at two of the Oxford Conferences - OCOC15 and OCOC17 - and is now a mentor for @foundationsrevealed. At OCOC she has been astonishingly open and generous about sharing her creative process and inspiring others to try new and innovative techniques. . . image copyright: @serinde.corsets

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A sunbeam falling on the beautiful borders at Jesus. Such a divine place, full of good vibes and so beloved that our corsetmakers often refer to it as 'home'. There is inspiration in every stone. ✨ . Image copyright: Julia Bremble @sewcurvycouture

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Friends old and new. In this picture we have a selection of well known corset makers from all around the world, meeting at #OCOC17 and sharing their stories, both personal and corset related. From bottom left: @grace_horne_designs (UK), @velvetletter (South Africa), @rainbowcurvecorsetry (Netherlands), @charlotee_aurora_design (Denmark), @laurietavan (USA), @vanyanis (Australia), @crimsonrosecorsetry (USA) . Image copyright: Julia Bremble @sewcurvycouture . . . #ococ17 #ococ #corsetmakers #corsetry #corsets #corsetmaking #oxford #corsetfashion #sewing #couture #friends #sharingtips #learncorsetry #learnsewing #uniquevenue #corsetryconference #corsettraining #corsetconference #costumes #cosplay #comicon #corsetdress #conferenceofcorsetry

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The Fellows Library at Jesus College is a very special place indeed. Scroll down our grid to see a fuller scene with @velvetjones parading down the middle of it. The walls are literally lined with these beautiful leather bound volumes, some of which date back to the days of Queen Elizabeth I who founded the college. It's a very special place and we are the only external group who have access to it for shooting beautiful couture ensembles. . . image credits: corset: @serinde.corsets image: @chrismurray35mm model/mua: @missdeadlyred . . #ococ17 #ococ #corsetmakers #corsetry #corsets #corsetmaking #oxford #corsetfashion #sewing #historicaldress #historicalplace #fashioncorset #conferenceofcorsetry

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OCOC has a diverse and unique venue. Only attendees of the Conference get to shoot their work here. Choose from shooting your bridal creations in the chapel, your lingerie in the Fellows lounge, a full ensemble in the Fellows Library, or any of the 3 unique and beautiful quadrangles. . . . . Image credits: corset: @serinde.corsets image: @chrismurray35mm model/mua: @missdeadlyred . . #corset #corsetry #fashionhistory #couture #couturefashion #slowfashion #corsetmaker #corsetmakersontour #steampunk #victorian #corsetmaker #corsetrysupplies #sewingcorsets #sewingsupplies #sewcurvy

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Here is a corset made by @serinde.corsets, a Paris based veteren corsetiere who has been to OCOC every year since it started. The beautiful corset is being modeled in the Fellows Library at our gorgeous venue, Jesus College, Oxford during #ococ17 . . Image credits: Corset: Serinde.corsets Model/MUA: @missdeadlyred Photographer: @chrismurray35mm. . . #corsets #corset #corsetdesigners #designersofinstagram #ococ17 #ococ #gothfashiondesigner #corsetmakersontour #corsetiere #fashiondesigners #costumier #steampunk #corsetryconference

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6 of 6 |24-25 August, Oxford Conference of Corsetry. Be there or be square - stay tuned for at least a trillion fun images from OCOC17⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Corset ensemble: Jane Hillier Walkowiak @janes_corsets⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image: Tigz Rice @tigzrice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Model: Kelly Bakewell @kellybakewell.yoga.pt⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: Jesus College Hall.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #corsetier #corsettraining #corsetstyle #corsetschool #corsetting #learncorsetry ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #corsetmodel #corsetcurves #ococ #corsetmakersunite #learncorsetmaking #sewingcorsets #sewing #dressmaking #costuming #costumiers #lingerie

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5 of 6 | If you're interested in modelling at #ococ19 or if you want to nominate a model, please let us know via the contact form on our website (link in bio). We will need your name, and a link to your portfolio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Corset ensemble: Jane Hillier Walkowiak @janes_corsets⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image: Tigz Rice @tigzrice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Model: Kelly Bakewell @kellybakewell.yoga.pt⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: Jesus College Hall.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ococ17 #ococ #corsetmakers #corsetry #corsets #corsetmaking #oxford #corsetfashion #sewing #costumes #cosplay #comicon #corsetdress #conferenceofcorsetry #corsetmodel #models #curvymodel #learncorsetmaking

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4 of 6 | Jesus College oxford is a unique venue to get together with other like minds, learn, network, have fun and have your work photographed. Choose from several beautiful venues including Hall, quads, chapel, and library. Remember to save the date 24-25 August 2019, Oxford⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Corset ensemble: Jane Hillier Walkowiak @janes_corsets⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image: Tigz Rice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Model: Kelly Bakewell⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: Jesus College Hall #ococ17 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ococ #corsetmakers #corsetry #corsets #corsetmaking #oxford #corsetfashion #sewing #costumes #cosplay #comicon #corsetdress #conferenceofcorsetry

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3 of 6 | We had our usual 'A' Team of photographers at the 2017 conference - @tigzrice (congratulations on your recent elopement Tigz!!), @inaglo and @chrismurray35mm. They are all back next year along with a fresh batch of beautiful models for you to dress. As usual our 'face' of the conference, @morgana will be boss model.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Corset ensemble: Jane Hillier Walkowiak @janes_corsets⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image: Tigz Rice @tigzrice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Model: Kelly Bakewell @kellybakewell.yoga.pt⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: Jesus College Hall⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #corsetier #corsettraining #corsetstyle #corsetschool #corsetting #learncorsetry ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #corsetmodel #corsetcurves #ococ #corsetmakersunite #learncorsetmaking #sewingcorsets #sewing #dressmaking #costuming #costumiers #lingerie

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2 of 6 It's time! OCOC19 will take place over the 2019 August bank holiday weekend. There will be the usual array of special guests, seminars, workshops and networking opportunities all wrapped up in the beautiful surroundings of Jesus College, Oxford. Stay tuned for some glorious professional images from #OCOC17 alongside a bunch of exciting (and nostalgic) BTS scenes from the last conference.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Corset ensemble: Jane Hillier Walkowiak @janes_corsets⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image: Tigz Rice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Model: Kelly Bakewell⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: Jesus College Hall #ococ17 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #corsets #corset #corsetdesigners #designersofinstagram #ococ17 #ococ #gothfashiondesigner #corsetmakersontour #corsetiere #fashiondesigners #costumier #steampunk #corsetryconference

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1 of 6 | 1 of 6 |It's time! The planning of OCOC19 is underway with just under a year to go! Save the date people, its 24-25 August 2019! Stay tuned for some glorious professional images from 2017 alongside a bunch of exciting (and nostalgic) BTS scenes from the last conference.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Corset ensemble: Jane Hillier Walkowiak @janes_corsets⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image: Tigz Rice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Model: Kelly Bakewell⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: Jesus College Hall⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #ococ17 #ococ #corsetmakers #corsetry #corsets #corsetmaking #oxford #corsetfashion #sewing #costumes #cosplay #comicon #corsetdress #conferenceofcorsetry

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So fabulous! A marriage made in heaven. @velvet.jones modelling @cristinaaielli_lingerie 💖💖 bet the Jesus Fellows weren't expecting this when they built the library!! SOUND ON! ・・・ 🔈🔈SOUND ON..🔈🔈 A fun little video Cristina and I did at the @conferenceofcorsetry Lingerie by the fabulous @cristinaaielli_lingerie Stockings by @whatkatiediduk Can't wait to see the final pics #curves #lingerie #cristinaaielli #pinup #alterantivemodel #bespokelingerie #stockings #blackmodel #sexy #thickthighs #smile #luxurylingerie #lingerieaddict #madeinitaly #couturelingerie #hautecouture #beauty #ootd #instalike #pinupsofinstagram #photography #instagood # #insta #instalike #instagood #photo #photooftheday #photography #fashion #ococ17

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Amazing #corset by @ltlaurietavan on display at #OCOC17

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Wow! What a weekend we've had! We'll need time to digest but for now here is a little glimpse of glamorous and graceful @misstosh photographed by @ltlaurietavan during her pre-dinner performance at #ococ17. We have so much to look back on and treasure and lots to share! #oxfordconferenceofcorsetry #sparkles #misstosh #corset #swarovskicrystals #burlesque #pink #corsetry #wow #oxfordevent

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