Fashion and Textile Museum announces important survey of textiles as a popular art form in 20th century Britain and America. The exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles with rare examples from leading art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art. Download Press Release
A major retrospective of Britain’s foremost high-society couture label. Features over 150 designs and dresses commissioned by some of the world’s most stylish women, this exhibition explores the culture, craft and international status of British couture fashion since the 1950s.
Leading art publisher Thames & Hudson has commissioned a new book from Newham College’s Fashion and Textile Museum, based on its popular drawing workshops for children. Download Press Release
Zandra Rhodes Unseen is a rare opportunity to explore the creativity of one of the fashion world’s most dynamic personalities. For over 50 years, Zandra has experimented with colour, print and fabric, as well as with her own image. Download Press Release
New exhibitions to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Museum.
Download Press Release
Exhibition dates: 22 March – 29 June 2013
Fashion and Textile Museum announces first major exhibition on international textile artist Kaffe Fassett’s work in London since 1988. ‘Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour’ showcases over five decades of work, from designs for Bill Gibb, knitwear for Missoni, printed patchwork fabrics, glorious quilts, and inspired needlepoint. Download Press Release
Exhibition Dates: 16 November 2012 – 23 February 2013
Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates the impact of royal celebrity on 20th century British fashion. A major retrospective of London couture design by Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies, and Frederick Fox – featuring examples of British couture rarely seen in public before. Download Press Release
Exhibition dates: 6 July – 27 October 2012
From the poodle skirts and embellished leathers of the rockers, the cool styling of the Mods, the high baroque of Psychedelia and the kitsch glamour of 1970s retro, this new exhibition celebrates the time when British popular culture first captivated the world. Download Press Release
Children’s designs displayed: 30 March – 16 June 2012
A new display at the Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates a wealth of fashion talent in British primary schools, organised in collaboration with leading art publisher Thames & Hudson. Download Press Release
Exhibition Dates: 16 March – 16 June 2012
‘Designing Women’, the forthcoming exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, explores the pioneering role three women – Lucienne Day, Jacqueline Groag and Marian Mahler – played in placing Britain at the forefront of international textile design in the 1950s and 1960s. Download Press Release