Today, the final exhibition review for a while. Last Wednesday I went to Designing women: post war British textiles at the Fashion and textile museum.
The exhibition primarily focuses on the work of three designers; Lucienne Day, Jacqueline Groag and Marian Mahler.
There are a few pieces also by the designer Paule Vezelay, Mary White and Mary Warren.
There are some truly fantastic textiles on display at the exhibition, with the focus on textile design of these women from the 50s.
The exhibition here is more about interiors textiles rather than fashion textiles. I actually really enjoyed this myself ( I found it inspiring for how I would like to decorate my own home!) although I could tell some of the other visitors were a little disgruntled.
I would just say that if you have been to see the British design exhibition this works really well as a “follow up” and adds more detail to some of the design work seen within the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition.
Whilst I enjoyed this exhibition I did think that it felt a little empty and that they could have fitted the work of more designers into the space…but again this is just personal opinion (maybe some print designs by some of the great designers who worked for Horrockses like Pat Albeck, Brigitte Denhert and Joyce Badrocke???)
I would highly recommend this exhibition though and I’ll leave you with some of the multitude of pictures I took (a great thing about the FTM they allow you to be as snappy happy- flash off of course- as you like)
Lucienne Day “Too many cooks” and “good food”
Lucienne Day “Trio”
Lucienne Day “Herb Anthony”
Marian Mahler “Sails”
Marian Mahler “Bird chair”
Jacqueline Groag “Aquarius”
Jacqueline Groag “Good morning” and “Family outing
Paule Vezelay “Harmony”
Mary Warren “Spinners”
Mary White “Coppice”