Oxford Conference of Corsetry is a two day residential conference for corset makers and enthusiasts which takes place every  two years in August in the beautiful and tranquil surroundings of Jesus College Oxford. 

OCOC17 will take place from 26-27 August 2017.  The programme for 2017 has a strong focus on design from start to finish with inspirational workshops on how to gather inspiration, form a design using proven methods and techniques, branding and forming a brand style.  All this alongside practical workshops on corset making, fashion illustration, CAD and academic posters.  

We have 6 models including our Face of OCOC, Morgana,  American burlesque star Miss Tosh and super curvy Miss Deadly Red.  Our three photographers are OCOC veteran, Chris Murray, Ina Glo and Tigz Rice.

The price includes:

photo credit: caroline woollin

photo credit: caroline woollin


  • All workshops with our international specialists
  • 2 course lunch with coffee
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments with biscuits
  • Drinks reception on the Quad with Pims and nibbles
  • Gala Dinner with entertainment
  • Venue and equipment hire
  • Accommodation in a private bedroom

Full English breakfast
Morning and afternoon refreshments with biscuits
2 course lunch with coffee
All workshops
Venue and equipment hire

In other words, from the moment you arrive on Saturday morning, until the moment you leave on Sunday evening, all costs are included except modelling slots, photographs and wine/bar drinks on Saturday night.

The whole weekend is focused on networking, friendship and sharing and alongside all of the above we have an embellishment bar, a fabric swap shop,  corset design clinic, modern corsetry exhibition, antique corsetry, design inspiration gathering around the college, and for the first time in 2017 we're planning poster sessions from both amateur and professional corset makers.  

On the Saturday night there is an Oxford style drinks reception followed by Gala dinner with special guests.

Tickets are on sale now with 2 and 4 payment instalment options. The price includes venue hire, all meals and refreshments during the event, Oxford style drinks reception, gala dinner, accommodation on the Saturday night and all workshops and talks. 

BANNER PIC CREDIT: Outfit by Ingrid Yllö. Modelled by Gingerface Copyright Tigz Rice Studios 2015