Photo: Paul Simpson

The Fashion and Textile Museum is a centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London.

The museum was founded by the famous British fashion and textile designer Zandra Rhodes, who is noted for her extremely colourful work. The building started life in the 1950s as a garage, and the late Ricardo Legorreta, a Mexican architect also known for his use of colour, was commissioned to design the conversion.

As well as a changing programme of exhibitions, the museum holds a collection of artefacts relating to fashion, textiles and jewellery, offering inspiration to new generations of designers. The collection focuses on contemporary fashion from 1947 to the present day and includes pieces from the likes of Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Biba, Mary Quant and Vivienne Westwood.

The museum also hosts the paper archive of world-famous clothing company DAKS.

 

83 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF
Tel: 020 7407 8664
Times: Tuesday – Saturday, 11.00 – 18.00 (last admission 17.15)