Exhibitions on Tour

The Fashion and Textile Museum is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion. Touring exhibitions to venues throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, North and Central America since 2004. If you are interested in touring details please contact info@ftmlondon.org attention Touring Exhibitions.

T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION

La Roca Village, Barcelona | 18 April - 26 June 2019

Explore the T-shirt in the 20th Century through this inspirational exhibition; charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet.

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Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern

Dovecot Gallery, Edinburgh | 21 January – 24 June 2019

Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Her stylized graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable.

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Liberty in Fashion

Tjolohoms Slott, Sweden | 2 February - 10 October 2019

Liberty has been at the cutting edge of design and the decorative arts since 1875. The exhibition explores Liberty’s impact on British fashion, from Orientalism and Aesthetic dress in the 19th century, through Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the early 20th century, and the revival of these styles since the 1950s.

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ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol

Modern Art Museum Shanghai, China | 25 February – 6 May 2019

This exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles. Highlights include work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson and Andy Warhol.

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The World of Anna Sui

Museum of Arts and Design, New York | 12 Sept 2019 – 23 Feb 2020

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.

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1920s JAZZ AGE Fashion & Photographs

American Museum Bath

The 1920s JAZZ AGE exhibition presents a glittering display of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion from 1919 to 1929. With over 150 garments, this stunning selection reveals the glamour, excess, frivolity and modernity of the decade.

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KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood

Exhibition on Tour: The Civic Barnsley, Yorkshire

Inspirational vintage fashion knitwear from the 20th century. Highlights include 1920s Chanel jersey, 1930s woollen swimwear, 1970s Bill Gibb and conceptual garments from 1980s and 90s designers Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood and Julien MacDonald.

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MADE IN MEXICO The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion

Exhibition on Tour: Franz Mayer, Mexico

The Fashion and Textile Museum stages the first-ever exhibition on the rebozo – the classic Mexican shawl made famous in 20th century culture by artist Frida Kahlo. Made in Mexico explores the key role textiles have played in promoting Mexican culture worldwide from the 17th century to the present day.

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POP! Design • Culture • Fashion

Exhibition on tour: Kristinstad Museum, Sweden

From the poodle skirts and embellished leathers of the rockers through to the Punk era, this exhibition takes in the cool stylings of the Mods, the high baroque of Psychedelia and the kitsch glamour of 70s retro by designers such as Mr Freedom and Miss Mouse.

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Hartnell to Amies – Couture By Royal Appointment

Exhibition on Tour: Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, England

'Hartnell to Amies: Couture By Royal Appointment' celebrates the timeless elegance of London couture and explores how the Queen’s patronage of ground-breaking British designers helped put London on the international fashion map after the Second World War.

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Horrockses Fashion: Off the Peg Style in the ’40s and ’50s

Exhibition on Tour: National Museums Scotland / National Trust Basildon Park, England

Horrockses Fashions Limited was the manufacturer of one of the most well-respected ready-to-wear labels of the 1940s and 1950s. The exhibition follows the story of the Horrockses dress from initial fabric and fashion design, to production, promotion and consumption.

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