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Tommy Nutter: The Rebel on the Row at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Tommy nutter
Opening tomorrow at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, is a new exhibition celebrating the work of Tommy Nutter, or as they call him 'The Rebel on the Row'. 

The Row they are referring to is, of course, Savile Row. Tommy Nutter is celebrated for opening up the exclusive world of bespoke tailoring in the 1960s. His impressive client list is hinted at by some of the names that are lending outfits for the exhibition, including Mick Jagger, Elton John, Justin de Villeneuve and Cilla Black, who was one of the financial backers of his business.

The Fashion and Textile Museum are always great at recreating period atmosphere and this display should be no different – they're teaming up with the tailor Timothy Everest, who worked with Nutter, and Simon Doonan, previously behind some of Nutters striking window displays, on the show.  

The exhibition runs until 22 October. 

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Categories / Design and Interiors, Women's Fashion

Horrockses Fashions exhibition opens at the Fashion and Textile Museum


We mentioned this a while back when we were talking about the V&A's range of Horrockses-inspired products and now is your chance to see some of the originals as the Horrockses Fashions: Off the Peg style in the '40s and '50s opens at London's Fashion and Textile Museum.

Horrockses Fashions were best known for their full-skirted, bold and brightly printed cotton dresses. The exhibition gives you the opportunity to find out a bit more about the label and the people – including the Queen – who wore them, as well as ogle their unique and coveted designs. An accompanying book by the exhibition curator, Christine Boydell, is available for £17.49 from Amazon.

The exhibition opens on Friday, 9 July and runs until 24 October. 

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Categories / Design and Interiors

Very Sanderson exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Very Sanderson exhibition

2010 is the 150th anniversary of Sanderson and an appropriate time for the Very Sanderson retrospective exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London. 

The exhibition looks at their wallpaper and textile designs from 1860 up to the present day and so acts as a visual reminder of tastes in interior decoration, from Arts and Crafts, through to Pop and the current retro revival. The company has worked with a massive array of talented designers over its history and the exhibition includes work by people like Christopher Dresser, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Lucienne Day, Zandra Rhodes and Pat Albeck. The recent success of Fiona Howard's Dandelion Clocks design is also included in the exhibition. The array of patterns in the show are sure to inspire a spot of interior redecoration in your own home.

The exhibition is on until 13 June 2010 and entrance is £6.50 for adults. 

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