Fashion and Textile Museum

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Coordinates: 51°29′55″N 0°4′52″W / 51.49861°N 0.08111°W / 51.49861; -0.08111

Bermondsey Fashion and Textile Museum. (March 2007)

The Fashion and Textiles Museum is a museum based in Bermondsey dedicated to all aspects of fashion and textile design.[1] Founded in 2003 by the designer Zandra Rhodes, the museum is now operated by Newham College and rather than running a permanent exhibition, offers an ongoing programme of temporary displays.[1][2]

Building[edit]

The museum is housed in a converted warehouse which was redesigned by the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta in collaboration with Rhodes.[3][4] It was Legorreta's first and only building in Europe.[5][6] In addition to the exhibition space, the building contains a textile studio and printing workshop and private residential quarters.[4] The building has become a tourist attraction in its own right due to its outrageous colour scheme of hot pink, burnt orange, yellow, and bright blue.[3][4]

Exhibitions[edit]

Future Exhibitions[edit]

  • Designing Women: Post-war British textiles 16 March 2012 - 16 June 2012
  • The Printed Square - Vintage Handkerchiefs - 22 March 2012 - 16 June 2012
  • POP! Culture and Fashion 1955-1976 - 6 July 2012 - 27 October 2012

Past Exhibitions[edit]

  • Tommy Nutter: Rebel on the Row - 20 May 2011 - 22 October 2011
  • Sue Timney and the design of Timney-Fowler - 16 November 2010 - 25 April 2011
  • Horrockses Fashions: Off the Peg Style in the '40s and '50s - 9 July 2010 - 24 October 2010
  • Very Sanderson - 150 years of English decoration - 19 March 2010 - 13 June 2010
  • 30 years of Pineapple by Debbie Moore - 18 January 2010 - 24 February 2010
  • Foale and Tuffin - Made in England - 23 October 2009 - 24 February 2010
  • Undercover: The Evolution of Underwear - 12 June 2009 - 27 September 2009
  • Swedish Fashion: Exploring A New Identity - 6 February 2009 - 17 May 2009
  • Billy: Bill Gibb's Moment in Time - 24 October 2008 - 18 January 2009
  • Little Black Dress - 20 June 2008 - 25 August 2008
  • Peacocks and Pinstripes - 8 February 2008 - 31 May 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Ceallaigh, John, London 2012: 50 of the best unusual museums in London - part two. The Telegraph. 7 June 2012. Accessed 8 June 2012
  2. ^ Maddocks, Fiona, Zandra goes to the opera. Evening Standard. 7 November 2007. Accessed 8 June 2012
  3. ^ a b Davison, Phil, Obituary: Ricardo Legorreta: Architect whose work included the Fashion and Textile Museum. The Independent. 13 January 2012. Accessed 8 June 2012
  4. ^ a b c Legorreta + Legorreta. Fashion and Textile Museum, London, UK. Accessed 8 June 2012
  5. ^ Barton, Laura, Rhodes' scholars, The Guardian, 26 November 2002. Accessed 8 June 2012
  6. ^ Rhodes pays tribute to Ricardo Legorreta, Building Design, January 6, 2012. Accessed 8 June 2012

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