Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile Museum is the only museum in the UK dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion and textile design. The museum is committed to presenting varied, creative and engaging exhibitions, alongside an exciting selection of educational courses, talks, events and workshops. In place of a permanent collection is a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, displaying a broad range of innovative fashion and textiles from designers and makers around the world.

Fashion and Textile Museum
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Fashion and Textile Museum
Fashion and Textile Museum is located in Central London
Fashion and Textile Museum
Location in London
Established2003
LocationBermondsey, London Borough of Southwark
Coordinates51°29′55″N 000°04′52″W / 51.49861°N 0.08111°W / 51.49861; -0.08111Coordinates: 51°29′55″N 000°04′52″W / 51.49861°N 0.08111°W / 51.49861; -0.08111
TypeFashion, textiles
FounderZandra Rhodes
ArchitectRicardo Legorreta
Public transit accessLondon Bridge station
Websitewww.ftmlondon.org

The Fashion and Textile Museum was founded by in 2003, by icon of British design, Dame Zandra Rhodes. Today, the museum is operated by Newham College, London – one of Europe's largest further education colleges. Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, the museum is housed in a beautiful and distinctive building, designed by renowned Mexican architect, Ricardo Legorreta.

BuildingEdit

The museum is housed in a converted warehouse which was redesigned by the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta in collaboration with Dame Zandra Rhodes.[1][2] It was Legorreta's first and only building in Europe.[3][4] In addition to the exhibition space, the building contains a textile studio and printing workshop and private residential quarters.[2] The building has become a tourist attraction in its own right due to its colour scheme of hot pink, burnt orange, yellow, and bright blue.[1][2]

ExhibitionsEdit

Current exhibitionEdit

  • Kaffe Fassett: The Power of Pattern - 23 September 2022 – 12 March 2023

Future exhibitionsEdit

  • Andy Warhol: The Textiles - 31 March – 10 September 2023

Past exhibitionsEdit

  • 150 Years of the Royal School of Needlework: Crown to Catwalk - 1 April – 4 September 2022
  • Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture - 3 September 2021 – January 2022
  • Annie Phillips: Ancient Technique and Contemporary Art - 18 May – 12 September 2021
  • Chintz: Cotton in Bloom - 18 May – 12 September 2021
  • Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild - 14 February 2020 – 21 February 2021
  • Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous - 27 September 2019 – 26 January 2020
  • Norman Hartnell – A Tribute - 27 September 2019 – 26 January 2020
  • Weavers of the Clouds: Textile Arts of Peru - 21 June – 8 September 2019
  • Will You Be My Valentine? Works by Natalie Gibson - 8 February – 2 June 2019
  • Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution | Terence Conran – Mary Quant - 8 February – 2 June 2019
  • Elizabeth Suter: Sharp Lines and Swift Sketches - 8 February – 2 June 2019
  • Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs - 12 October 2018 – 20 January 2019
  • Cecil Beaton: Thirty from the 30s – Fashion, Film and Fantasy - 12 October 2018 – 20 January 2019
  • Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern - 25 May – 23 September 2018[5]
  • T-Shirt: Cult – Culture – Subversion[6] – 9 February 2018 – 6 May 2018
  • T: The Typology of The T-Shirt - 9 February – 6 May 2018
  • The Secret Life of Scissors - 9 February – 6 May 2018
  • Harper's Bazaar 150 Years – The Greatest Moments[7] – 20 October 2017 – 21 January 2018
  • Wallace Sewell: 25 Years of British Textile Design[8] –  20 October 2017 – 21 January 2018
  • Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own[9] – 20 October 2017 – 21 January 2018
  • The World of Anna Sui – 26 May – 1 October 2017[10][11]
  • Festival of Textiles 2017 - 28 January – 7 May 2017
  • Josef Frank Patterns–Furniture–Painting[12] – 28 January – 7 May 2017
  • Full Circle & Recycle: 21st Century Swedish Textiles - 28 January – 7 May 2017
  • Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design - 25 April – 7 May 2017
  • 1920s Jazz Age Fashion & Photographs[13] – 23 September 2016 – 15 January 2017
  • James Abbe: Photographer of the Jazz Age - 23 September 2016 – 15 January 2017
  • London Design Festival: New Artist Textiles from Canada - 16–18 September 2016
  • London Fashion Foundation Show - 16–18 September 2016
  • Missoni Art Colour[14] – 6 May – 4 September 2016
  • Festival of Textiles 2016 - 11 March – 17 April 2016
  • Art Textiles: Marian Clayden - 11 March – 17 April 2016
  • Liberty in Fashion[15] – 9 October 2015 – 28 February 2016
  • The Art of Pattern - 9 October 2015 – 28 February 2016
  • Rayne: Shoes for Stars - 22 May – 13 September 2015
  • Riviera Style: Resort and Swimwear Style Since 1900[16] – 22 May 2015 – 30 August 2015 (in partnership with King and McGaw)
  • A Journey to the Riviera - 22 May – 13 September 2015
  • Nautical Chic by Amber Jane Butchart - 22 May – 27 August 2015
  • Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic - 6 February – 3 May 2015
  • Mirror Man: Andrew Logan Portraits - 6 February – 3 May 2015
  • Knitwear: From Chanel to Westwood[17] – 19 September 2014 – 18 January 2015
  • How to Draw Vintage Fashion - 19 September 2014 – 18 January 2015
  • PATTERN: Watts’ Architect Wallpapers 1870 to today - 19 September 2014 – 18 January 2015
  • Knitwear in Fashion Photography - 19 September 2014 – 18 January 2015
  • Visionary Knitwear - 19 September 2014 – 18 January 2015
  • El Intercambio Cultural/A Cultural Exchange - 6 June – 31 August 2014
  • Made in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion - 6 June – 31 August 2014
  • Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol - 31 January – 18 May 2014
  • Sarah Campbell ‘from start to finish’ - 31 January – 17 May 2014
  • The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon - 20 September 2013 – 11 January 2014
  • Zandra Rhodes: Unseen - 12 July – 31 August 2013
  • Designing Women: Post-war British Textiles[18] 16 March 2012 – 16 June 2012
  • The Printed Square – Vintage Handkerchiefs – 22 March 2012 – 16 June 2012
  • Kaffe Fassett: A Life in Colour - 22 March – 29 June 2013
  • Hartnell to Amies: Couture By Royal Appointment - 16 November 2012 – 23 February 2013
  • POP! Culture and Fashion 1955–1976[19] – 6 July 2012 – 27 October 2012
  • Designing Women: Post-War British Textiles - 16 March – 16 June 2012
  • Catwalk to Cover – A Front Row Seat - 18 November 2011 – 25 February 2012
  • Tommy Nutter: Rebel on the Row[20] – 20 May 2011 – 22 October 2011
  • Sue Timney and the design of Timney-Fowler[21] – 16 November 2010 – 25 April 2011
  • Horrockses Fashions: Off the Peg Style in the '40s and '50s[22] – 9 July 2010 – 24 October 2010
  • 30 years of Pineapple by Debbie Moore – 18 January 2010 – 24 February 2010
  • Very Sanderson – 150 Years of English Decoration - 19 March – 13 June 2010
  • Foale and Tuffin – Made in England[23] – 23 October 2009 – 24 February 2010
  • Undercover: The Evolution of Underwear[24] – 12 June 2009 – 27 September 2009
  • Swedish Fashion: Exploring A New Identity[25] – 6 February 2009 – 17 May 2009
  • Billy: Bill Gibb's Moment in Time[26] – 24 October 2008 – 18 January 2009
  • Little Black Dress[27] – 20 June 2008 – 25 August 2008
  • Peacocks and Pinstripes – 8 February 2008 – 31 May 2008

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Davison, Phil (13 January 2012). "Obituary: Ricardo Legorreta: Architect whose work included the Fashion and Textile Museum". The Independent. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Legorreta + Legorreta. Fashion and Textile Museum, London, UK". arcspace.com. Archived from the original on 20 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ Barton, Laura (25 November 2002). "Rhodes' scholars". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Rhodes pays tribute to Ricardo Legorreta". Building Design. 6 January 2012. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  6. ^ "T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  7. ^ "Harper's Bazaar 150 – The First and Last Word in Fashion". www.ftmlondon.org.
  8. ^ "Wallace Sewell: 25 Years of British Textile Design – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  9. ^ "Louise Dahl–Wolfe: A Style of Her Own – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  10. ^ Yotka, Steff (7 November 2016). "Enter the Age of Anna Sui". vogue.com. Vogue. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  11. ^ Blanks, Tim (2 November 2016). "Weaving Through the World of Anna Sui". businessoffashion.com. Business of Fashion. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  12. ^ "JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  13. ^ "1920s JAZZ AGE Fashion & Photographs – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  14. ^ "MISSONI ART COLOUR – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  15. ^ "Liberty in Fashion – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  16. ^ "RIVIERA STYLE Resort & Swimwear since 1900 – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  17. ^ "KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  18. ^ "Designing Women – Post-War British Textiles – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  19. ^ "POP! Design • Culture • Fashion – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  20. ^ "Tommy Nutter – Rebel on the Row – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  21. ^ "Sue Timney and the Design of Timney-Fowler – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  22. ^ "Horrockses Fashion: Off the Peg Style in the '40s and '50s – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  23. ^ "Foale and Tuffin – Made in England – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  24. ^ "Undercover: The Evolution of Underwear – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  25. ^ "Swedish Fashion: Exploring a New Identity – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  26. ^ "Billy: Bill Gibbs Moment In Time – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.
  27. ^ "Little Black Dress – Fashion and Textile Museum". www.ftmlondon.org.

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