In 2002 Zandra Rhodes opened the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey Street to promote British design talent. The building was designed by the influential Mexican Ricardo Legorreta and is a destination for everyone interested in fashion and textiles
This is an example of the intricate detail achieved by had embroiders and beading specialists to achive the beautiful designs
The back view and a beautiful beaded dress and a close up detail I think this would make a most beautiful dress for a wedding
A quirky figure of Zandra portraying her sense of humour and love of colour
Beaded hand bag, so beautiful I want one!
I design taken from her sketch book and digitally transferred to fabric So may be soon we will all be able to afford to wear a Zandra Rhodes creation I do hope so
This is the period I remember most vividly the beautiful flowing silks subtle colours peace and love to all
This is a Punk Wedding Dress, the fabric is slashed then held together with jewel encrusted safety pins
Did you know she designed fabric and wall paper for interior design ? No I didn’t either
A bust given to her as a Birthday present from Andrew Logan
Stunning display that hits you the moment you enter the exhibition
Back and front of the first dress of the exhibition The lighting and displays were stunning.
Cant wait for the next exhibition at the FTM. Watch this space