University of Brighton Design Archives

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A cropped version of an original black and white portrait of Alison Settle

Alison Settle

Alison Settle (1891-1980) was a prolific journalist, a champion of women’s rights, editor of Vogue, and a contributor to the work of both the Council for Art & Industry and the Council of Industrial Design. Her archive comprises a body of papers offering insights into the worlds of fashion, textile and clothing manufacturing, design promotion,…

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The Vokins department store was a mainstay of the Brighton retail scene for over one hundred years until its closure in the 1997. The archive includes a wide variety of records: photographs, documents, press cuttings, ledgers, plans, and correspondence. These relate to staff, sales, stock, store development and promotion. As a case study of an…

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