Fashion and Textile Museum
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Posted: Thu May 22 2014
Founded by Zandra Rhodes in 2003, this centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery is now operated by Newham College and offers courses for creative students and businesses, as well as a programme of changing exhibitions. There's an admission charge for exhibitions, but entry to the café and shop is free, as is admiring the converted warehouse's colourful exterior. Last admissions are 45 minutes before closing.
What's on at Fashion and Textile Museum
If it’s good enough for HRH, it’s good enough for us. Shoes for Stars explores the legacy of British heritage brand Rayne, whose shoes were worn by some of the twentieth century’s most iconic women – Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Brigitte Bardot and...
From the English Riviera (that’s Torquay to you and me) to the rather more glamorous Cote d’Azur, Riviera Style brings together over 100 years of beachwear. At the Fashion and Textiles Museum’s summer exhibition, you’ll find everything from conservative...
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The seaside has played host to some most extraordinary fashions over the years. Enjoy a full rundown of a century's worth of beach outfits at this exhibition of clothes for leisure, including such out-there gems as beach pyjamas, palazzo pants and burkinis....
Whether you know it or not, the chances are that there’s something lurking in your wardrobe that’s been inspired by Thea Porter’s creations: it might be that ‘peasant’ skirt from 2004 which you thought was oh-so Sienna Miller, the kaftan you dig out for...