Westminster Menswear Archive 

The Westminster Menswear Archive was founded to establish and maintain a collection of garments and related artefacts to encourage and develop the study of menswear design from a technical and functional point of view; to advance the general knowledge of menswear as a design discipline, and to be used as a resource tool to inform contemporary menswear design.  


The archive will strive to inform, encourage and inspire a diverse range of students, industry professionals, researchers and other users in support of their creativity, learning and research in fashion and related subjects.  It will also underline the importance and relevance of the Westminster fashion archive within contemporary fashion, fashion education, research and scholarship and fashion practice, as well as with the broader public.

The Westminster Menswear Archive has examples of some of the most important and exciting menswear garments covering the last 100 years. The archive includes garments from the following designers:

Adidas, Aitor Throup, Alexander McQueen, Aquascutum, Austin Reed, Barbour, Belstaff, Berghaus, Bernhard Willhelm, Blades, BodyMap, Bonneville, Bukta, Burberry, Burton, C.P. Company, Calvin Klein, Carol Christian Poell, Christian Dior, Comme Des Garcons, Craig Green, Dolce & Gabanna, Gieves, Griffin, H&M, Harrods, Helmut Lang, Irvine Sellars, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, Jeremy Scott, John Stephens, Junior Gaultier, Kim Jones, Left Hand, Levi’s, Lewis Leathers, Liam Hodges, Martin Margiela, Masimo Osti, Meadham Kirchhoff, Michiko Koshino, Mr Fish, Nanamica, Nigel Cabourn, Palace, Paul Smith, Penfield, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Sibling, Stone Island, Tom Gilby, Tommy Nutter, Umbro, Undercover, Vexed Generation, Vivienne Westwood, Walter Van Beirendonck, Zegna Sport.

Additionally, the archive includes an extensive range of utilitarian and uniform garments from the Army, Police, US Marines, GPO, Coldstream Guards, the French fire service and others.

Alexander McQueen
Bernhard Willhelm
Best Company
Carol Christian Poell
calvin klein
Comme Des Garcons
C.P. Company
Craig Green
Jean Paul Gaultier
Junior Gaultier
Irvin Sellars
Left Hand
Liam Hodges
Levis ICD+
Massimo Osti

“Menswear is the fastest growing sector in fashion, yet its history is in danger of being unwritten, with most fashion museums and collections focused solely on womenswear. The Westminster Menswear Archive is a pioneering institution, both for its world-class conservation and its commitment to telling the true story of menswear: it's past, present and future.”


Charlie Porter

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Westminster Menswear Archive
University of Westminster

Northwick Park