Fashion and Textile Museum
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Fashion and Textile Museum
Fashion and Textile Museum is located in Central London
Fashion and Textile Museum
Location in London
LocationBermondsey, London Borough of Southwark
Coordinates51°29′55″N 000°04′52″W / 51.49861°N 0.08111°W / 51.49861; -0.08111Coordinates: 51°29′55″N 000°04′52″W / 51.49861°N 0.08111°W / 51.49861; -0.08111
TypeFashion, textiles
FounderZandra Rhodes
ArchitectRicardo Legorreta
Public transit accessLondon Bridge station

The Fashion and Textile Museum is the only museum in the UK dedicated to showcasing contemporary fashion and textile design. The museum is committed to presenting varied, creative and engaging exhibitions, alongside an exciting selection of educational courses, talks, events and workshops. In place of a permanent collection is a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, displaying a broad range of innovative fashion and textiles from designers and makers around the world.

The Fashion and Textile Museum was founded by in 2003, by icon of British design, Dame Zandra Rhodes. Today, the museum is operated by Newham College, London – one of Europe's largest further education colleges. Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, the museum is housed in a beautiful and distinctive building, designed by renowned Mexican architect, Ricardo Legorreta.


The museum is housed in a converted warehouse which was redesigned by the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta in collaboration with Dame Zandra Rhodes.[1][2] It was Legorreta's first and only building in Europe.[3][4] In addition to the exhibition space, the building contains a textile studio and printing workshop and private residential quarters.[2] The building has become a tourist attraction in its own right due to its colour scheme of hot pink, burnt orange, yellow, and bright blue.[1][2]


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  1. ^ a b Davison, Phil (13 January 2012). "Obituary: Ricardo Legorreta: Architect whose work included the Fashion and Textile Museum". The Independent. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Legorreta + Legorreta. Fashion and Textile Museum, London, UK". Archived from the original on 20 June 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ Barton, Laura (25 November 2002). "Rhodes' scholars". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Rhodes pays tribute to Ricardo Legorreta". Building Design. 6 January 2012. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  6. ^ "T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  7. ^ "Harper's Bazaar 150 – The First and Last Word in Fashion".
  8. ^ "Wallace Sewell: 25 Years of British Textile Design – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  9. ^ "Louise Dahl–Wolfe: A Style of Her Own – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  10. ^ Yotka, Steff (7 November 2016). "Enter the Age of Anna Sui". Vogue. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  11. ^ Blanks, Tim (2 November 2016). "Weaving Through the World of Anna Sui". Business of Fashion. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  12. ^ "JOSEF FRANK Patterns–Furniture–Painting – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  13. ^ "1920s JAZZ AGE Fashion & Photographs – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  14. ^ "MISSONI ART COLOUR – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  15. ^ "Liberty in Fashion – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  16. ^ "RIVIERA STYLE Resort & Swimwear since 1900 – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  17. ^ "KNITWEAR Chanel to Westwood – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  18. ^ "Designing Women – Post-War British Textiles – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  19. ^ "POP! Design • Culture • Fashion – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  20. ^ "Tommy Nutter – Rebel on the Row – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  21. ^ "Sue Timney and the Design of Timney-Fowler – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  22. ^ "Horrockses Fashion: Off the Peg Style in the '40s and '50s – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  23. ^ "Foale and Tuffin – Made in England – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  24. ^ "Undercover: The Evolution of Underwear – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  25. ^ "Swedish Fashion: Exploring a New Identity – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  26. ^ "Billy: Bill Gibbs Moment In Time – Fashion and Textile Museum".
  27. ^ "Little Black Dress – Fashion and Textile Museum".