The Fashion and Textile Museum is based in Bermondsey and housed in a converted warehouse. Dedicated to all aspects of fashion and textile design and founded in 2003 by the designer Zandra Rhodes. The museum showcases an ongoing programme of temporary displays. Looking back over their catalogue of past exhibitions I was heart broken to see all the loveliness I had missed last year.
I met up with fellow blogger and textile fan, Jane from Handmade Jane. We started with coffee and cake (what else?) In the very cute cafe adjoining the museum, then toured the Liberty exhibition.
The beauty and the fine details of these garments do not show up in my photos. They are far more beautiful in real life! So I suggest that you visit before it closes at the end of February?
The exhibition gently leads you around from era to era. From the 1920's/30's to the present day...
Jane and I thought these first few images were very 'Downtonesque' as I am I sure you will agree?
Moving on to the 30's and 40's ...exquisite details.
Collier Campbells textile designs seen below appeared to be so familiar...late 70's - early 80's
Present day... Vivian Westwood dress and Nike air max. How cool is Liberty?
My favourites? These three below...
At least 70 years apart, but I love them equally and would happily wear them today, texture, print and colour with superb details; Harris Tweed dress and Cacharel Macintosh.
Swoooon..........what more could a girl need?
1920's silk jacket sleeve detail...
Jane and I retired to the splendour of the Liberty regent street store and shopped and chatted and lunched. then shopped and chatted some more. A splendid day out.
Anyone else seen it? I highly recommend it if you haven't.