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 *on now

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.
Ottavio and Rosita Missoni

Missoni on Film

  • 7 July 2016 6-8pm

Narrated by Joanna Lumley, the film features important interviews with the Missoni family, including Ottavio Missoni (1921–2013) and Vittorio Missoni (1954–2013) , as well as insights from fashion expert Anna Piaggi (1931–2012), among others. A fascinating event for anyone interested in Missoni, documentary film and fashion alike.
In 2007, Maggie Norden of the London College of Fashion visited Sumirago in Italy to document the aesthetic sources behind the fashion inspirations of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni. Her objective was to approach the creative roots of the company from her interest in vintage aesthetics and tonal perspectives. ‘I wanted to use some textured garments to explore colour interplay using high-definition scanning – weaving their own palette and environment together in the edit , unlocking unused archive and knitting in fresh sound interplay from interviewees.’ says Norden. After winning the confidence of Ottavio ‘Tai’ and Rosita Missoni, Norden was granted special access to see the Missoni art collection on the walls of the family home and her film helps to document the special spirit that animates the company. Join Maggie Norden at the Fashion and Textile Museum for a rare screening of the full film. It will be followed by an opportunity to discuss the signature style innovation of Missoni and how their vitality sheds light on Italian modernism.

Maggie Norden is the communication director in the School of Media and Communication at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts. Norden is also a broadcaster and documentary producer.
The event starts at 6pm with a glass of wine in the Museum foyer and opportunity to view the exhibition Missoni Art Colour; the screening and Q&A follows at 6.15pm for 6.20pm in the Fashion Studio and lasts for approximately one hour including the chance to ask questions.

Admission

£15 standard ticket
£12 students ticket

Website

http://bit.ly/MissoniFilm

FTM

Royal Millinery – The Many Hats of Queen Elizabeth

  • 21 July 2016 6-8pm

Hats are frequently the only part of the Queen visible in a crowd. Often evolved in conjunction with her dress designers, and sometimes designed by them, the Queen’s hats have been created and made by milliners including Aage Thaarup, Claude Saint-Cyr, Frederick Fox, Philip Somerville, Graham Smith and Rachel Trevor-Morgan. Beatrice Behlen selects some of her favourites, and explores the unwritten rules governing royal millinery.

Beatrice Behlen is a curator and fashion historian who works as Senior Curator of Fashion and Decorative Arts at the Museum of London. She worked at Kensington Palace until 2007, where she curated and co-curated exhibitions on coronation robes, the Queen’s hats, Mario Testino’s photographs of Diana Princess of Wales and the influence of Princess Margaret on fashion. She lectures widely and is associate lecturer for the BA Fashion History and Theory course at Central Saint Martins.

Where

Fashion & Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
T: 020 7407 8664 | E: info@ftmlondon.org
London
SE1 3XF

Admission

£15 / £12 students includes a complimentary drink and exhibition entry

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-whats-on/royal-millinery-the-many-hats-of-queen-elizabeth/

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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