Fashion and Textile Museum

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The Fashion and Textile Museum is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the centre showcases a programme of changing exhibitions exploring elements of fashion, textile and jewellery as well as the Academy which runs courses for creative students and businesses.

Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, in a fantastic building designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the FTM aims not just to display and collect items relating to fashion, jewellery and textile design, but to offer inspiration to a new generation of creatives. Now redeveloped and operated by Newham College, the museum is a hub of learning, ideas and networking for the fashion and jewellery industry.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11.00am – 6.00pm
Thursdays 11.00am - 20.00pm
Sundays 11.00am - 17.00pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing time

Admission charges

Adults £8.80, Concessions £6.60, Students £5.50.
Under 12s free entry

Discounts

  • National Art Pass
  • International Council of Museums
  • Museums Association
Getting there

London Underground: London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee Lines.
Due to roadworks in the London Bridge area, please use the Tooley Street exit from the station. Bermondsey Street turns off Tooley Street to the right.

Mainline Rail: London Bridge

Additional info

All areas of the FTM are accessible by level access or by lift. Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on the ground floor of the Museum.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Design

Key artists and exhibits

  • The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon: 20th September 2013 - 11th January 2014
  • Artist Textiles Matisse to Warhol: 31st January - 17th May 2014
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
50_Missoni, Senza Titolo, 1973

MISSONI ART COLOUR

  • 6 May — 4 September 2016

MISSONI ART COLOUR showcases over 60 years of fashion alongside paintings by leading 20th century European artists, and previously unseen textile studies, paintings and Arazzi by Ottavio Missoni. The personal artwork of Missoni is mixed with modernist masterpieces, including the work of Sonia Delaunay, Lucio Fontana and Gino Severini, that have influenced Ottavio and Rosita in the development of their signature graphic style. These works are drawn from the MA*GA Art Museum, Gallarate and from private collections in Italy, and the majority have never been exhibited in the UK. The selection of fashion looks, designed by Angela Missoni since 1997, is drawn from the company’s archive, starting in 1953 to the present day.

Organised by the MA*GA Art Museum in collaboration with Missoni, the exhibition celebrates a family firm that has become an international success by combining craft expertise, materials and the latest design trends. Merino wool is featured in many of the garments on display, showcasing the heritage and cultural history of the Missoni family’s association with wool.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Fashion & Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3XF

Admission

£9.90 adults* / £7.70 concessions* / £6 students * Includes 10% gift aid

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/missoni-art-colour/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Polly Leonard

My Favourite Textiles: Polly Leonard

  • 19 May 2016 6-8pm

Polly Leonard shares her story and passion for textiles, with examples of some of the most thoughtful, intelligent and beautiful things she has encountered. As the Founder of Selvedge magazine, Leonard’s aim is to support talented artisans and the wider community of textile enthusiasts. ‘You can go anywhere in the world’, says Leonard, ‘and as long as you’re with people who love textiles, you are in some way at home.’ The magazine was first published in 2004 to showcase textiles in fashion, fine art, interiors, travel and shopping. Since then, the business has expanded to include events, workshops, fairs and a Selvedge store, which supports makers around the world.

Scheduled to coincide with the publication of the new issue (no.70), Leonard will highlight the artists, designers and producers who are featured, as well as the significance of textiles in her own life.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Fashion & Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3XF

Admission

£15 / £12 students

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-whats-on/my-favourite-textiles-polly-leonard/

Italian Food & Wine Tasting

  • 2 June 2016 From 6pm

Meet experts from the Italian food and wine industry to learn where to shop, what to buy and where to dine out to enjoy the most delicious Italian experience in the capital. Together Antonio Tomassini, Fabio Mollica and his colleagues will take you a journey of discovery to some of the most delicious Italian flavours available in the UK today. Learn from the chefs who regularly work with ingredients imported from Italy to get ideas on how to create an interesting menu and receive personal advice and guidance on which wines should accompany which flavours.

The event starts at 6pm with a glass of wine in the Museum foyer; the event follows from 6.15pm onwards in the Fashion Studio where a selection of wines and foods are available to taste. There will a number of short talks in the Studio during the event focussing on different aspects of Italian cuisine.

Where

Fashion & Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3XF

Admission

£15 / £12 students

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-whats-on/italian-food-wine-tasting/

Queen's style

Creating The Queen’s Style

  • 9 June 2016 6-8pm

This highly-illustrated talk delineates the 20th century British couture designs of Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies and Ian Thomas. Together with milliners such as Aage Thaarup and Frederick Fox plus shoe makers H&M Rayne, these designs reflect the timeless elegance of post-war fashion and London as an international fashion centre boosted by royal patronage.

This lecture defines the way in which designers interpreted a fashionable personal style for The Queen, which was ‘above fashion’.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Fashion & Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3XF

Admission

£15 / £12 students

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-whats-on/creating-the-queens-style/

Missoni Art Colour exhibition

The Glamour of Italian Fashion

  • 16 June 2016 6-8pm

This special viewing of the Missoni Art Colour exhibition provides a whistle stop tour of Italy’s leading fashion houses by fashion experts Sonnet Stanfill and Lucia Savi. Their presentation explains how Italy has developed its reputation for quality and style, and will include a discussion of the contribution of the Missoni fashion house. From the 1950s onwards, numerous fashion and related manufacturing businesses boosted Italy’s economy; many of these firms were family-run. From the early 1970s, as the couture tradition gave way to manufactured fashion, Milan – with its fashion press, advertising industry and nearby clothing and textile factories – became Italy’s new fashion capital. ‘Made in Italy’ was a decades-long, international marketing campaign that celebrated a rainbow of premium goods: cinema, art, food, tourism, design and, chief among them, fashion.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Fashion & Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
London
SE1 3XF

Services and facilities

Admission

£15 / £12 students

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-whats-on/the-glamour-of-italian-fashion/

Getting there

London Underground: London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee Lines.
Due to roadworks in the London Bridge area, please use the Tooley Street exit from the station. Bermondsey Street turns off Tooley Street to the right.

Mainline Rail: London Bridge

Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
London
Greater London
SE1 3XF
England

Website

www.ftmlondon.org

E-mail

info@ftmlondon.org

Telephone

020 7407 8664

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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