Liberty in Fashion Exhibition at The Fashion and Textiles Museum 2015
Liberty in Fashion, an exhibition at The Fashion and Textiles Museum, celebrates the 140th anniversary of Liberty. It explores the history of the department store and provides an overview to date. From 1875, the Swinging Sixties to today
‘Liberty has been at the cutting edge of design and the decorative arts’ – ftmlondon.org.
Collier Campbell Archive
In the upstairs Gallery there is an incredible display of drawings, fabric samples and textile designs from the Collier Campbell archive.
The boldly coloured, intricate hand painted designs by Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell have been a big influence on my work. Particularly the 1960’s and 1970’s prints. It was great to get to see so many at the exhibition.
Sisters Susan Collier and Sarah Campbell founded Collier Campbell in the 1960s. Their company found real fame in 1971 when Yves Saint Laurent used some of their designs as the inspiration for his first ever ready-to-wear collection. Collier Campbell went on to collaborate with many more of the most famous designers in the world, as well as retailers and manufacturers in the UK and beyond. Such as Liberty, Habitat, Jaeger and Conran.
Since Susan’s early death in 2011, Sarah has successfully established a new chapter in her career working independently. She is a speaker and tutor in design, and runs workshops at the Fashion and Textile Museum from time to time and elsewhere.
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am–6pm
Thursdays until 8pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
£9 adults / £7 concessions / £6 students
Children under 12 are free.
The Fashion and Textiles Museum:
83 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3XF
Exhibition finishes 28th February 2016
for a map and directions click here.
I am also pleased to share that some of my Screen Prints are on display in the cafe of the Museum.