Daniel Milford-Cottam has been involved with dress and textile history from a young age. He worked for five years as an assistant curator in the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, during which time he worked on various shows and projects and contributed to several publications for the Museum, including 80s Fashion and The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashion. Prior to this, he was a volunteer at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, where he worked with the Textiles and Dress department and helped with the major RAMM fashion exhibition 'Does My Bum Look Big In This?' which exhibited eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century fashion from the Museum's collections. In February 2014 his first solo book, Edwardian Fashion 1900-14 will be published by Shire Books.