Fashion and Textile Museum

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The Fashion and Textile Museum (FTM) lies at the heart of the Fashion quarter of London's artistic Bermondsey Village. A remarkable building designed by Mexican architect, Ricardo Legoretta, the FTM is now a part of Newham College and is being redeveloped as an up to the minute education, exhibition and visitor centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 11.00am – 6.00pm (last admission 5.15pm)

Admission charges

Adults £8, Students and Concession £5.50, Under 12s free entry

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.

RAYNE Shoes for Stars

  • 22 May — 30 August 2015 *on now

Explore a century of sensational British shoes made from extraordinary materials and worn by the world’s most glamorous women, including Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich and Brigitte Bardot. Awarded three Royal Warrants, Rayne made the shoes of Queen Elizabeth II including her wedding shoes. Over 100 examples also reveal the talent of designers ranging from Norman Hartnell to Bruce Oldfield and Mary Quant, as well as Roger Vivier and current designer Laurence Dacade. Coincides with a major exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Admission

Display admission included with RIVIERA STYLE Resort & Swimwear since 1900 exhibition

Website

http://ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/rayne-shoes-for-stars/

Nautical Chic by Amber Jane Butchart

  • 22 May — 30 August 2015 *on now

This display takes inspiration from the pages of Nautical Chic, the new publication by fashion historian Amber Jane Butchart. Charting the influence of the enduring archetypes of the sea on the history of style, from the Officer, the Sailor and the Fisherman, to the Sportsman and the Pirate, that have had a wide reaching impact throughout the course of fashion to contemporary design today.

The enduring sophistication of nautical style is celebrated by Butchart in this richly illustrated, thoroughly researched work
its exploration of the enduring appeal of this perennially popular trend sheds light on the myth, the reality and the romance of the high seas. The classic blue and white stripes – beloved by couture designer Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel – and the All-American look of the East Coast are present, alongside pirate’s shirts, officer jackets and bell-bottom trousers. This volume is the first of its kind and features the work of designers such as Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier and Tommy Hilfiger.

Amber Jane Butchart is a fashion historian working across cultural heritage, broadcasting and academia. She is an Associate Lecturer at London College of Fashion, a former visiting Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London, and hosts a regular ‘In Conversation’ series at the Victoria and Albert Museum focusing on the costumed body in performance and fashion. Butchart has lectured at the Institute for Contemporary Arts, the British Museum, the Royal Academy, the Design Museum and the British Film Institute.

Admission

Display admission included with RIVIERA STYLE Resort & Swimwear since 1900 exhibition

Website

http://ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/nautical-chic-by-amber-jane-butchart/

Riviera style

RIVIERA STYLE Resort & Swimwear since 1900

  • 22 May — 29 August 2015 *on now

From the English seaside to the Côte d’Azur and California, Riviera Style celebrates fashion at its most fun.

With swimsuits and sarongs, brightly patterned beach cover-ups, boat neck Bretons and beach pyjamas, palazzo pants and playsuits, bikinis and burkinis, the exhibition features over 100 years of clothes for leisure. Riviera Style brings together a diverse range of clothing worn in and by the sea.

A key feature of the items selected is the importance of fabric, from early examples to produce the perfect fabric that didn’t bag or sag when wet, to more recent technical developments designed to improve fit and increase speed in the water.

Exhibition in association with Leicestershire County Council Museums

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets
Tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the visit.

£8.80 adults*
£6.60 concessions*
£5.50 students
Online booking coming soon

Website

http://ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/riviera-style-resort-swimwear-since-1900/

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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