The Fashion and Textile Museum has been developing its visibility for hosting after hours functions. Our excellent location and the unique facilities we can offer here at the museum have already made us a unique venue for a range of private events and activities including PR events and receptions. Some of them have been fashion and related product launches. We are also a suitable environment for meetings and lectures. The museum could be an exceptional background for a wedding reception.

The grand gallery and exhibition hall (at mezzanine level) can be hired by arrangement (subject to exhibition commitments and programming). The Library and Research (also at mezzanine level) provides a setting for smaller meetings, lectures and workshops. Anyone interested should email at or phone the museum at 0 207 402 0222


We still have areas in the museum available for naming opportunities. This is a unique opportunity for long term recognition in this distinctive landmark.


FCCC graduates and staff working inthe Textile design studio.

Underlying all our activities is the Fashion and Textile Museum's dedication to fashion education. This sector of the Museum programme is currently under way with many exciting and innovative projects.

The Graduate/Internship study programme, in cooperation with Fashion Careers of California in San Diego, held its first session this spring. Four students lived, worked, and explored the possibilities of textile and clothing design in the Zandra Rhodes Studios and museum.

Along with an educational facilitator, Zandra's talented staff shared their unique skills and insight with this enthusiastic group of graduate students. Plans are being made, as the programme is developing for the second session to be held in the fall of 2002. This is truly an internationally significant program as students from the UK, USA, Europe, and Australia take part in the Museum's internships.

FCCC graduates printing at the printing table in the textile printing room.

Museum studies students from across the UK are also working in challenging internships as the Fashion and Textile Museum gets closer to its opening date. These hardworking interns are actively involved in research, exhibitions, public relations, and administrative aspects of this project.

It is an unparalleled opportunity in the UK for its scope and diversity. As the Museum grows and develops, it will remain true to its standard of education, not only in fashion, but also in museum science and community outreach.


Zandra Rhodes and kids at the Children's Museum in San Diego.

Our summer programme is currently under formation. Phone us to get the dates and application form. Administratively sponsored by the Pool of London and Cross River Partnership, the emphasis will be educational and recreational.

In addition to a complete showing of the Children's Magic Mural, we hope to include a reprise of Zandra Rhodes innovative, interactive and record breaking exhibit Fashion Is from the San Diego Children's Museum, 2000. We also hope to tie in with BBC National Children's Week. Nothing so inspirational has yet appeared in UK. It will appeal to a child of any age.

We hope the interior building work will be completed by the end of fall so the museum can move towards its first major exhibition in the spring of 2003.


is an anthology from 50 international designers, it will be a splendid mixed garment show with an insight into the creative process. Because designers are choosing their own very favorite dress it should be very personal and reveal the inspiration which went into the creations. At last the designers will speak and perhaps reveal their raison d'etre.

The exhibition concept by Thomas Hathaway, one of the UK's leading designers will provide a striking and secure ambience for the clothes and make full use of our unique space.

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