Talks & Events


Free* | Anna Sui Highlights Tour

1pm every Wednesday and Friday from 31 May 2017

Join one of the Museum team to take a trip through the highlights of the exhibition The World of Anna Sui.

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Fashion Trend Forecasting

Thursday 17 August | 6–8pm (Fully Booked)

For those working in the fashion industry, the ability to research and understand trends is essential. Join leading fashion forecasting experts to learn how to identify and stay ahead of the trends.

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Fashion Foundation Open Day

11am–1pm on 22 August, 30 August and 5 September

Come to the Fashion and Textile Museum to meet the London Fashion Foundation Diploma course tutors and discuss whether this is the course for you. This is a great opportunity to meet industry professionals and discuss your experience and aspirations with course leaders

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Free* | Anna Sui Cosmetics

Saturday 26 August | 11.30am, 12.15pm and 1.15pm

Enjoy learning makeup tips and tricks this half term with Anna Sui Cosmetics. Whether you identify with fairy tale romanticism or Victoriana style, or if you aspire to punk or rock star chic, this make-up masterclass will highlight how to get the Anna Sui look.

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Celebrating Lucienne Day’s Centenary

Thursday 7 September | 6–8pm

2017 marks the centenary year of one of Britain’s most influential 20th century designers. Best-known for her textiles, Lucienne Day (1917–2010) was a virtuoso pattern designer and colourist,

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Fashion + Music

Thursday 14 September | 6–8pm

From pop videos to editorial shoots, via the evolution of some of the industry’s most significant and era-defining pairings and collaborations, this talk explores the power of fashion as a make-or-break tool within the music industry’s creative process

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*Free | Anna Sui – The Scents of Success

Friday 15 September | 11.30am

Engage your senses at the World of Anna Sui exhibition. Join perfume experts Interparfums at this free talk and discussion highlighting the relationship between fashion and fragrance.

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Bermondsey Street Gin Tasting

Thursday 21 September | 6–8pm

Step into the 1990s and from there into the 21st century at this special viewing of The World of Anna Sui exhibition, with a tasting of the best gin on Bermondsey Street.

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Meet the Louise Dahl-Wolfe Exhibition Team & Curators

Thursday 19 October | 1pm

To mark the special occasion we have arranged for the Museum team to give you a private presentation before the retrospective opens to the public.

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Exhibition Preview: Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Thursday 19 October | 3.30pm

Be the first to see Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own with afternoon tea and biscuits on Thursday 19 October.

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Louise Dahl-Wolfe Photographs Curator Tour

Friday 20 October 2017 | 1pm

Join one of the Museum team to take a trip through the highlights of the exhibition Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of her Own.

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Free* | Louise Dahl-Wolfe Photography Highlights Tour

1pm every Wednesday and Friday from 25 October 2017

Join one of the Museum team to take a trip through the highlights of the exhibition Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of her Own.

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Fashion Illustration with Jason Brooks – New York Sketchbook

Thursday 26 October / 6-8pm

Explore modern-day New York through the eyes of artist Jason Brooks and discuss the importance of keeping a sketchbook in the 21st century.

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Louise Dahl-Wolfe’s Women – Three Lives

Thursday 2 November | 6–8pm

Taking three of Dahl-Wolfe’s most important muses and lifelong friends — Liz Gibbons in the 1930s, Betty Threatt in the 1940s, and Mary Jane Russell in the 1950s — this talk will explore how notions of beauty changed across the photographer’s long career

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British Textile Design with Wallace Sewell

Thursday 9 November | 6–8pm

Join Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell to discuss the Wallace Sewell Studio approach to colour, collaboration, and creating textiles for fashion and furnishings in the 21st century.

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Fashion Conversations: GOAT founder Jane Lewis

Thursday 16 November | 6–8pm (Postponed from 22 June)

Hear what it takes to launch and sustain a truly British fashion brand in the 21st century at this talk to coincide with the Louise Dahl-Wolfe exhibition.

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Post-War Fashion Illustration

Thursday 23 November | 6–8pm

Fashion Illustration is back in vogue. To coincide with the Louise Dahl-Wolfe photography exhibition, come and meet the fashion illustrators who graced the front covers and pages of the international fashion press during the post-war period.

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Vintage Costume Jewellery

Thursday 30 November | 6–8pm

Discover vintage costume jewellery, what to look for, where to find it, and how to restore it with expert collector Liz Wilson.

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The Dress Detective

Thursday 7 December | 6–8pm

Fancy combining a passion for fashion with Sherlock Holmes detective skills? Fashion is now being used as a key tool for reading historical evidence and dating photographs.

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