Archive | Past Exhibitions

Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design

 25 April – 7 May 2017 | Ground Floor Gallery

‘Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design’ celebrates over 40 years of colourful design and unique expression by the Swedish designer and textile artist. Founded in 1976 by Gudrun and Björn Sjödén, the company’s distinctive printed clothes have taken Swedish colour and style to the world. Today, Gudrun Sjödén is widely recognised as a pioneer of sustainable fashion and the display highlights how environmental thinking is at the core of every collection.

Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design features treasures from the company archive including vintage designs, sketches, early catalogues and videos. The exhibition explores how Gudrun Sjödén’s characteristic clothing has developed over the years and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the workings of a fashion business that has grown from a small, single-storey store to one of Sweden’s largest fashion exporters.

Part of the Festival of Textiles 2017.

Images: © Gudrun Sjödén

The World of Anna Sui

26 May – 1 October 2017

Anna Sui is the classic American fashion designer. From Detroit to New York, her signature rock-n-roll romanticism reinvents pop culture for every new generation. Since her first catwalk show in 1991, Sui has shaped not only the garments, textiles, accessories, beauty and interiors which comprise her design universe, but also the course of fashion history. The World of Anna Sui features over 100 looks from the designer’s archive, presenting a roll call of archetypes from Surfers and School Girls to Hippies, Mods and Punks. This is the first time an American designer has been the focus of a retrospective exhibition in the UK.

Exhibition on Tour
This exhibition will be available to hire from May 2022, please get in touch to find out more.

Current venue:
Mint Museum, Charlotte, USA | 20 November 2021 –  1 May 2022

Previous venues:
NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, USA | 28 February – 3 October 2021
Modern Art Museum, Shanghai, China | 6 June – 30 August 2020
Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, USA | 12 September 2019 – 23 February 2020
TV Asahi, Tokyo, Japan | 14 July – 19 August 2018

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