Exhibitions & Displays

Current Exhibition

Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild

Exhibition Dates: 14 February – 14 June 2020

Out of the Blue, celebrating the work of influential design company, Designers Guild. Founded by Tricia Guild OBE, Designers Guild started life in 1970 as a small section of a single shop in Chelsea’s Kings Road. The brand has since evolved and grown into a global enterprise, whose products have changed the way we view colour, pattern and texture in our homes.

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Forthcoming Exhibitions

Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture

Exhibition Dates: 3 July – 4 October 2020

In the mid-1960s a handful of Chelsea boutiques sparked a fashion revolution. Freed and fuelled by creative exploration and experimentation, they began selling radical clothing to the counterculture youth. Their outrageously flamboyant designs were inspired by romantic ideas of the past; Byron-esque frilled shirts were paired with Regency brocades and plush velvet trousers were mixed with influences from Morocco and the Far East.

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Chintz: Cotton in Bloom

Exhibition Dates: 23 October 2020 – 24 January 2021

Chintz: Cotton in Bloom is a collection with an extraordinary story, spanning hundreds of years and thousands of miles. The complicated technical craftsmanship required to fix bright dyes to cotton, devised across centuries and using complex chemical formulae, meant that for many years Chintz was a closely guarded secret, or preserve of the elite.

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Exhibitions on Tour

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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. more

Past Exhibitions & Displays

FTM Archive

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2008-to present
Dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion and textiles our past exhibitions include Kaffe Fassett, Zandra Rhodes, Tommy Nutter, Sue Timney, Post-war British Textiles, Horrockses Fashion, Sanderson, Foale and Tuffin and many more

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