The Fashion and Textile Museum is the only museum in the UK dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion and textile design. Touring exhibitions to venues throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, North and Central America since 2004. If you are interested in touring details please get in touch via our contact form.
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.
Hadeland Glasswerk, Norway | 31 August – 20 October 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.