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
Thanks to the likes of Sister by Sibling and Lucas Nascimento, knitwear is making its presence felt on the catwalk. The Fashion and Textile Museum’s latest exhibition explores all things woolly, from classic Chanel jerseys to conceptual pieces by the...
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The Fashion and Textile Museum is hosting the first ever exhibition on the rebozo – the classic Mexican shawl made famous in the 20th century by artist Frida Kahlo. Historic rebozos from the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City will be showcased alongside...
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Frida Kahlo’s key role in promoting Mexican dress through her portraiture and beliefs is celebrated alongside photographs, videos and examples of contemporary and historic rebozos, the classic shawl woven and worn in Mexico.
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This 1930s woollen swimwear should provide some inspiration for bridging the summer/winter gap. With inspirational fashion knitwear from 1920s Chanel jersey to conceptual garments from Comme des Garçons and Vivienne Westwood this exhibition charts the...