Liberty at the Fashion & Textile Museum

liberty in fashion

Last week I meet up with a group of friends from the LMQG and head down to the Fashion & Textile Museum for private curator tour of the Liberty exhibition.  It made such a difference having an expert talk us around the collection with wonderful anecdotes and pointing out so many things.

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The kimono’s were so beautiful and embroidery exquisit.

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The rooms move in a time line from clothes made and sold in Liberty to, some made by dressmakers and quite a few were made by home dressmakers.

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I love the artist smock, lovely embroidered detail and its also been worn to paint in as it has paint stains.  The dress just visible to the the right at first looks perfect, but as we were told made with the fabric back to front and the pattern is also upside down!

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There were some amazing examples of smocking

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children’s and adults, all from Liberty so no farm work has been seen by these beauties.

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The war years were very interesting, with lots of homemade dresses

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It was great to see all the liberty fabrics though out the last century right up to the present day.

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If you can, it is really worth a visit!  We all then went for a delicious lunch at Tanner & Co, just a little further up Bermondsey Street.  A truelylovely day out!

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