Talks & Events


Free* | T-SHIRT Exhibition Highlights Tour

Wednesdays and Fridays from 14 February | 1pm

Join one of the Museum team to take a trip through the highlights of the exhibition T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION.

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Fashioning the Victorians

Thursday 26 April | 6–8pm

From corsets to crinolines, dandies to decadent ‘New Women’, fashions during the Victorian age were changing as fast as a steam locomotive.

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WILD THINGS: In conversation with John Dove & Molly White

Thursday 26 April / 2pm-3pm

Join Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft in conversation with artists and designers John Dove & Molly White. The talk will also feature a film screening of a documentary exploring the couple’s careers and pioneering designs.

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Fashion and Textiles: A Designers Story

Thursday 3 May | 6-8pm

Discover the career journey of a Fashion Designer with a specialism of textiles through this insightful and valuable talk by designer Kiren Passi.

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Meet Orla Kiely + Exhibition Preview

Thursday 24 May / 11am – 1pm (Sold Out)

We are excited to announce that Orla Kiely will be joining the Museum team at this exclusive meet and greet event on Thursday 24 May. Join us for this fantastic opportunity to meet Orla and preview the Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern exhibition before opening to the public.

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Fashion and Tailoring Open Day

Tuesday 29 May | 12pm–3pm

Newham College’s Fashion and Tailoring department is holding an interactive open day on Tuesday 29 May from 12pm – 3pm. The event will take place at the UK’s only museum dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion, The Fashion and Textile Museum at London Bridge.

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In Conversation with Orla Kiely

Thursday 31 May | 6-8pm (Sold Out)

Orla Kiely and the Fashion and Textile Museums’ Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft will be in conversation at this intimate discussion as part of the Museums’ Thursday Lates programme.

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Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion and Disease

Thursday 7 June | 6-8pm

Consumptive Chic is the surprising story of how beauty and tuberculosis were intertwined during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. In this talk, author Carolyn A. Day explores the contemporary social trends and advice given at the time in medical writing, literature and personal papers uncovering the intimate relationship between fashionable women’s clothing and medical understanding of the illness.

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