Fashion and Textile Museum

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The Fashion and Textile Museum is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion and textiles in London. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes in 2003, the Museum is part of Newham College London – one of Europe’s largest further education colleges. The Fashion and Textile Museum offers an exciting programme of exhibitions and displays throughout the year, alongside an array of talks, events and workshops with industry professionals. Recent exhibitions at the Museum have included ‘Liberty in Fashion’ and ‘Josef Frank Patterns – Furniture - Painting’.

Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, in a fantastic building designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the Museum aims not just to display and collect items relating to fashion and textile design, but to offer inspiration to a new generation of creatives. The Museum is a hub of learning, ideas and networking for the fashion and textile 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 Fashion and Textile Museum 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.
e Minister Margaret Thatcher greets fashion designer Katharine Hamnett, wearing a t-shirt with a nuclear missile protest message. 17th March, 1984.

T-Shirt: Cult - Culture - Subverison

  • 9 February — 6 May 2018

T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION highlights the multi-faceted role of this humble garment. From men’s underclothes to symbol of rock and roll rebellion, through punk and politics to luxury fashion item, T-shirts broadcast who we are and who we want to be.

The exhibition will feature a private collection of Vivienne Westwood t-shirts from the early days of Let it Rock, Sex, and Seditionaries, through to the designers most recent collections, Active Resistance to Propaganda and Climate Revolution. This group of rare objects will form a central installation of the exhibition, accompanied by an introduction to the historical biography of the T-shirt and an insight into its technological advances, mapped through sections focusing on contemporary design.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

£9.90 adults / £8.80 concessions / £7 students
Children under 12 are free

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/t-shirt-cult-culture-subversion/

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.
A vintage styled model poses for the camera, wearing a vintage-inspired, wide brimmed hat.

An Evening With Revival Retro

  • 18 February 2018 6-8pm

Dahl-Wolfe’s career spanned the 30s, 40s and 50s and to salute the timeless designs of these eras, the Revival Retro team will be modelling their finest mid-century style around the exhibition in an exclusive salon style presentation. Join us and feel free to dress up for the occasion in your very best vintage attire, to celebrate the last Thursday late of Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own.

The Revival Retro Boutique specialises in modern reproductions and reinterpretations of early 20th century fashions. Their models will be showcasing a selection of 1930s, 40s and 50s vintage inspired clothing during the evening. Shop your look ahead of time: www.revival-retro.com.

The fashion show will also feature a selection of lingerie and lounge wear, by vintage-inspired underwear masters, What Katie Did. www.whatkatiedid.com

The Salon presentation will take place in the gallery space at 6:45pm and last around 20 minutes. Standing room only.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£9.90 adults / £7.70 concessions / £6 students
Children under 12 are free

OR

Ticket + a glass of fizz on arrival:
£12 adults / £10 concessions / £8 students
18+ only

Website

http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-whats-on/an-evening-with-revival-retro/

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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