Fashion and Textile Museum

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

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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.
Gold pleated top knitted in metallic yarn, designed by Diane Leslie, c.1970.

KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood

  • 19 September 2014 — 18 January 2015 *on now

Inspirational vintage fashion knitwear from the 20th century.

Highlights include 1920s Chanel jersey, 1930s woollen swimwear, 1970s Bill Gibb and conceptual garments from 1980s and 90s designers Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood and Julien MacDonald.

An exciting combination of famous names and visually exciting pieces, the exhibition charts the influence of art movements Pop, Punk and Deconstruction alongside new knitwear technologies and design innovation.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8.80 adults
£6.60 concessions
£5.50 students
Book online or call 0844 248 5076

50% off full price ticket for Art Fund members

Website

http://ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/knitwear-chanel-to-westwood/

THEA PORTER 70s Bohemian Chic

  • 6 February — 3 May 2015

The first-ever exhibition on the fashion and interior design of Thea Porter (1927–2000) who pioneered bohemian chic in the 1960s and 1970s.

Her shop in Greek street, Soho opened in 1966 and instantly drew a rock and film star crowd of clients from the Beatles and Pink Floyd to Elizabeth Taylor, Faye Dunaway and Barbara Streisand. The retrospective covers Porter’s life and career from her early years in Jerusalem and Damascus, Beirut in the 1950s, Soho in the 1960s, and New York, Los Angeles and Paris in the 1970s.

Featuring outfits worn by some of the world’s best-dressed women, the exhibition explores the influence of Middle Eastern and North African textiles and culture on 20th century fashion and interior design. Highlights include Porter’s seven signature looks: the Abaya & Kaftan; the Gipsy dress; the Faye dress; the Brocade-panel dress; the Wrap-over dress; the Chazara jacket; and the Sirwal skirt, as well as important fashion photography from the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Women’s Wear Daily.

Admission

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

£8.80 adults*
£6.60 concessions*
£5.50 students
Book online or call 0844 248 5076

Riviera style

RIVIERA STYLE Resort & Swimwear since 1900

  • 22 May — 29 August 2015

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

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

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