Talks & Events



Tricia Guild in conversation

Thursday 27 February | 6–8pm

The acclaimed designer Tricia Guild will be in conversation with the Museum’s Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft, at this intimate discussion, part of the Museum’s Thursday Lates programme.

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How to Break up with Fast Fashion

Thursday 12 March | 6–8pm

Join journalist Lauren Bravo as she discusses her new book, ‘How To Break Up With Fast Fashion’ to help you give your shopping habits and wardrobe a sustainable overhaul in 2020.

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Couture Inside Out

Wednesday 18 March | 11:30am–1pm

Join the Museum’s exhibitions team for this rare opportunity to view the ins and outs of couture construction. Take an up-close and intimate look at selected garments from the Fashion and Textile Museum Collection plus a selection of pieces from the Zandra Rhodes archive, and discuss some of the many fascinating stories behind the clothes.

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The Skill of Narrative & Stitched Textiles

Thursday 19 March 2020 | 6pm–8pm

The 62 Group of Textile Artists presents The Skill of Narrative & Stitched Textiles, the third talk in their popular annual lecture series at the Fashion and Textile Museum. This lecture will introduce 62 Group members Emily Jo Gibbs and Richard McVetis and their respective projects The Value of Making and The Potential of Stitch.

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Cath Kidston: A Place Called Home

Thursday 2 April | 6-8pm

In celebration of her new book A Place Called Home, the ‘Queen of Print’ Cath Kidston will be in conversation with curator Teresa Collenette, and reveal the secrets in achieving her signature style.

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Tricia Guild and Ben Spriggs in Conversation

Thursday 30 April | 6–8pm

As she celebrates 50 years in the business, legendary designer Tricia Guild will discuss her career, inspirations and passion for design with interiors expert and ELLE Decoration Editor Ben Spriggs. Hear how she developed Designers Guild into a global brand, renowned for colour, pattern and innovation from the small beginnings of a King’s Road showroom which opened in 1970.

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The Art of Printmaking with Molly Mahon

Thursday 21 May | 6-8pm

Join designer Molly Mahon in discussing her new book House of Print, showcasing the art of printmaking combined with practical tips on how to use block prints in your own home.

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