Vintage clothing connoisseurs will no doubt be aware of Horrockses Fashions. Started in 1946, the company specialised in full-skirted, colourfully-printed dresses. The company will be the subject of an exhibition opening at the Fashion and Textiles Museum, Bermondsey in July but if you can't wait that long you may be interested to learn that some of their bold patterns are being reproduced on products for the V&A.
The V&A now holds the archives for Horrockses Fashions and have drawn on some of their textile designs for some Spring inspiration. The company had a long history of working with great textile designers and the V&A's range includes this apron in a Rose pattern that was originally designed by Pat Albeck in 1953. The pattern is also available on a (oh so twenty-first century) tote bag.
Pat Albeck is actually Emma Bridgewater's mother-in-law (you can see some of her contemporary designs on their website), so perhaps these designs could also offer a little inspiration for this Mother's day?
The apron costs £15 while the bag costs £10.
Buy it from the V&A Shop