Let’s Get Digital: Welcome to the Fashion and Textile Museum Blog!

Although our building is currently closed, it is extremely important to us that we continue to share the joys of fashion and textiles with you all during these uncertain times. Museums around the world have been working incredibly hard, developing online content to ensure as many people as possible can access arts and culture from their homes. The Fashion and Textile Museum is no exception. Our small but dedicated team has … Continue reading Let’s Get Digital: Welcome to the Fashion and Textile Museum Blog!

Exhibition Archives: Riviera Style

Bathing Beauties: 1895 - 1919 As bathing became a recreational pastime in the mid-nineteenth century so specialised clothing was developed largely to preserve the wearer's modesty. Women were required to wear a bathing dress that completely covered the body: bloomers, an over-dress, stockings, headgear and boots. Initially beaches operated segregation of the sexes and men … Continue reading Exhibition Archives: Riviera Style

Designers Guild: SS20 Inspirations

Designers Guild has always maintained its own interior design department, based at its stores in Chelsea and Marylebone. Each project responds to the requirements of an individual client and the architectural setting, whether in London, Paris, Manhattan or Tuscany. The Guild look can be found in a mews cottage or a rooftop pied-à-terre, or in period homes and country villas. Tricia Guild’s own homes have often been the first place for experimentation with … Continue reading Designers Guild: SS20 Inspirations

Exhibition Archives: Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol

Introduction: Curtain Up From the English artist, political theorist and textile designer William Morris onwards, many artists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries attempted to make their work less elitist and more relevant to the lives of ordinary people. Like Morris, they came to see the concept of design as an appropriate way … Continue reading Exhibition Archives: Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol

Isolation Inspiration: Sarah Campbell

In this latest installation of our Isolation Inspiration series we caught up with textile designer, master of pattern and colour and long-standing Fashion and Textile Museum friend and tutor, Sarah Campbell. Sarah is always busy creating collaborative commercial designs and private commissions, speaking, teaching, mentoring, authoring her own blog and maintaining her online shop. We … Continue reading Isolation Inspiration: Sarah Campbell