The world’s first prehistoric fashion show will take place in London during the upcoming international Humanities festival sponsored by archaeologists at the University of Southampton and the Natural History Museum Vienna according to a May 30, 2013, press release from the University of Southampton.
The fashion show will display the use of pottery, metalwork, and textiles created during the period 1,800 to 500 BC that are the findings of a three-year collaborative research project called “Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe” (CinBA).
The catwalk collection has been created by Dr. Karina Grömer and Helga Rösel-Mautendorfer from the Natural History Museum Vienna and was partly inspired by CinBA research into prehistoric textiles found at salt mines at Hallstatt in Austria.
Thirty costumes will be presented, worn by men, women and children: from stone age beginnings, through the creative impact of metal jewelry and woven textiles in the Bronze Age, ending with the colored costumes of a Celtic tribe from Central Europe.
The idea is to display the development of clothing from a purely utilitarian function into an expression of art, wealth, status, identity, personality, and creativity that developed in the peoples of the Bronze Age in Central Europe.