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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Couture Inside Out – 1950s Paris and London

Wednesday 28 June | 2pm–3:30pm (Fully Booked)

Join Curator Dennis Nothdruft for an up-close and intimate look at key highlights from the Fashion and Textile Museum Collection.

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Creative Living Country

Thursday 29 June | 6–8pm

Textile designer Helen David and photographer Matilda Temperley discuss what it takes to set up studio and maintain a creative business beyond the bright lights of the city.

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Fashion Foundation Open Day

11am–1pm on 30 June, 22 July, 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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How to Read a Dress: Fashion from the 16th to the 20th Century

Thursday 6 July | 6–8pm

The fashion curator’s job involves knowing why and when a garment was created. Yet some details can be impossible to discover. Join us at this expert talk to highlight the information you need to ‘read’ a dress accurately, as well as where to find it.

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Fashion Conversations: PALMER//HARDING the ‘Shirt Boys’

Thursday 13 July | 6–8pm

PALMER//HARDING is a new British fashion brand specialising in the shirt. This talk is a rare opportunity to meet the designers and hear what it takes to create a successful fashion brand in the 21st century.

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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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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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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 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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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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