“I was determined not to follow existing fashion but to create new ones.” Arthur Lasenby Liberty.
Liberty has been at the cutting edge of design and the decorative arts since 1875. The exhibition explores Liberty’s impact on British fashion, from Orientalism and Aesthetic dress in the 19th century, through Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the early 20th century, and the revival of these styles since the 1950s. Liberty Art Fabrics and the textile design studio take centre stage as the internationally recognised leader in floral, paisley and patterned prints and dress fabrics.
Liberty in Fashion celebrates the 140th anniversary of the company. The exhibition charts Liberty’s history as ‘the’ fashionable place to shop as well as its role as the source and originator of key trends in fashion history. Over 150 garments, textiles and objects demonstrate Liberty’s strong relationships with designers since 1875, from Arthur Silver of Silver Studio to collaborations with Jean Muir, Cacharel, Yves Saint Laurent and Vivienne Westwood.
Exhibition Dates: 9 October 2015 – 28 February 2016
For details about the exhibition and the programme of event go here.
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 Dates: 22 May – 13 September 2015
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm
Thursdays until 8pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Fashion house Celine are looking for a ready-to-wear intern to assist in their London studio for 3 months.
This intern provides support to the pre-collection RTW team through developing new ideas and innovative designs, preparing for fittings and completing general administrative tasks.
This intern can gain experience of the everyday running of a busy design team in a fast-paced high end luxury design house.
The position is full time and paid.
Salary – £18,000 gross per annum
Closing date – June 25, 2015
To read more and apply go here
WSA Printed Textile student, Alex Poyner, has her wallpaper design on display at the Fashion and Textile Museum, Teapod Cafe. As part of the annual student wallpaper design competition run by the organisation CAMAC students were invited to respond to the Artists’ Textiles exhibition at the FTM. Alex was one of three students from around the UK to be shortlisted. The installation will be up until mid-October and the winner will be announced in September during London Design Week. You can read more on the CAMAC blog.
Be sure to check out the Made in Mexico exhibition currently on at the museum which has plenty of inspiring weave, embroidery and pattern.