Images from Conran/Quant: Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution, published by ACC Art Books
The exhibition aims to capture the mood of this transformative time in history, showing how continental trends began to influence British life and fashion. It will cover the time period spanning from 1952 to 1977, with tableaus revealing the lifestyle that influenced the works on display. Early examples of designs by Conran and Quant will feature alongside works by the avant-garde artists, designers and intellectuals who worked alongside them, including designers Bernard and Laura Ashley and photographer Nigel Henderson. Although now a well-known brand name, Laura Ashley's contributions to fashion have often been overlooked. Her hard-wearing striped smocks, aprons and the easy to wear ‘basic dress’ are now design classics, while her husband was one of the first to use pop designs in textiles.
This exhibition will be sure to interest anyone with an eye for fashion so put on your best mini-skirt and enjoy!
|What||Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution, Fashion and Textile Museum|
|Where||Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey St, London, SE1 3XF | MAP|
|Nearest tube||London Bridge (underground)|
08 Feb 19 – 02 Jun 19, Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Late night Thursday until 8:00 PM
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