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Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960’s Counter Culture at the Fashion and Textile Museum Visit

Exhibition Poster – Fashion and Textile Museum This exhibition from the Fashion and Textile Museum delves into the world of the 1960’s: boutiques, counter culture and evolving fashion and lives. This era-defining decade gave freedom to a generation of fabulous, free-spirited people; who were not afraid to challenge gender boundaries, androgyny, or individuality which can …

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Exhibition Visit- Chintz: Cotton in Bloom

Chintz, Pattern, table cloth, India

The Fashion and Textile Museum presents us with a wonderful opportunity to explore the methods, rich meaning and modernisation of the fabric Chintz. This intricate, floral cotton simultaneously succeeds in familiarity and exoticness, captivating us with its technical craftsmanship and closely guarded history. The exhibition highlights the journey of the Chintz industry through generations, leading …

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World Illustration Awards 2019

11-28 July 2019 Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, South-wing  Free Entry By Abi Tominey-Smith The Association of Illustrators (AOI) have partnered with the Directory of Illustration to bring another year of the World Illustration Awards. With over 3,600 entries, the judges have whittled them down to the final shortlisted 200, showcasing some amazing and diverse up …

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Motive/Motif: Artist Commemorate the Suffragettes

exhibition, Suffragettes, motif, art

Motive/Motif: Artists Commemorate the Suffragettes. Charlotte Hodes (2018/19) The 1918 Representation of the People Act was passed in government 100 years ago. To mark the anniversary, London College of Fashion (UAL) invited 20 artists to create an image that was embroidery on a handkerchief, to mark women’s suffrage. Cloth embroidered with names of Suffragettes (Linen, …

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Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up – Exhibition Visit

The exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up is currently at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and we recently took the chance to visit. This unique show gives a detailed overview of Kahlo’s life: her family and heritage; her politics; her relationship with mural painter Diego Rivera; the near-fatal accident that caused her a …

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