Exhibitions & Displays

Current Exhibition

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran – Mary Quant

Exhibition Dates: 8 February – 2 June 2019

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution will present the fashion, design and art of the Chelsea Set; a group of radical young architects, designers, photographers and artists who were redefining the concept of youth and challenging the established order in 1950s London.

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Current Displays

Will You Be My Valentine? Works by Natalie Gibson

Display Dates: 8 February – 2 June 2019

Print designer Natalie Gibson MBE is noted for her love of colour; by her own admission she is a ‘magpie’ with an affinity for pattern and prints.

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Elizabeth Suter: Sharp Lines and Swift Sketches

Display Dates: 8 February – 2 June 2019

Elizabeth Suter (1926–2012) was a well-known illustrator and fashion journalist who for years covered the Paris collections for British magazines and newspapers. From 1953 - 1977 she also inspired designers and illustrators as a teacher and eventual Head of Fashion at St. Martin’s School of Art.

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Forthcoming Exhibitions

Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru

Exhibition Dates: 21 June – 8 September 2019

For decades, designers worldwide have been influenced by the traditional textiles of Peru. Weavers of the Clouds explores the processes and practices of both historic and contemporary Peruvian costume via garments, textiles, photographs, tools, illustrations and paintings, dating from pre-Hispanic to present day.

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Zandra Rhodes: Fifty Years of Fabulous

Exhibition Dates: 27 September 2019 – 26 January 2020

The acclaimed British designer Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE founded her eponymous fashion house in 1969 with a small collection. Her prints were Pop Art-infused commentaries on the world of Sixties Britain; the designer felt that there was inherent structure within the pattern that could work with and enhance the shape and construction of a dress.

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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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