Since then, the looks associated with the sea-side, including the iconic blue and white stripes, have inspired everyone from fashion designer Mary Quant and her thigh-high sailor dress of 1967 to the longer nautical inspired Laura Ashley dresses of the 1980s, right up to Jean Paul Gaultier whose spring/summer 2008 collection capitalised on the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Vivienne Westwood and Tommy Hilfiger.
And now, an exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles museum, based on the book by the same name, Nautical Chic by fashion historian Amber Jame Butchart opens up the history of nautical styles. Not to be missed for anyone interested in the history of fashion.
Display admission included with Riviera Style Resort and Swimwear Since 1900 exhibition.
|What||Nautical Chic, Fashion and Textile museum|
|Where||Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey St, London, SE1 3XF | MAP|
|Nearest tube||London Bridge (underground)|
22 May 15 – 30 Aug 15, 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here for more information and to book|