Fashion and Textile Museum
The rebozos are made through traditional looms by artisans in regional communities using skills that have been passed down through the generations. As examples, the Museum has brought together an extraordinary collection of rebozos, some over 100 years old.
Although not part of the exhibition, Mr. Sassoon, spoke of the debutante dress designed for the eighteen year old Camilla Shand, now the Duchess of Cornwall- second wife of Prince Charles.
August is ending... yet Autumn should be even more fabulous: today let me tell you about topics from camping gear (tents), fashion shows to support fashion education, and my little television appearance on CNN!
'Hartnell to Amies: Couture by Royal Appointment': Learning from British Couture Lessons in South London
Maybe because of its relative seclusion away from London's traditional cultural centres of Trafalgar Square or South Kensington
Owing to its immense popularity and coveted social status, it is easy to forget that the catwalk show is a relatively recent phenomenon. Although its origin can be traced to the fashion parades that took place in the couture houses of nineteenth century Paris, it wasn't until the 1990s that designers began to rethink small, individual shows for a minority of buyers and press personalities.
Anyone who takes the slightest interest in contemporary menswear will confirm that bespoke tailoring and the appreciation of historical designs and techniques stand at levels of fascination for designers and male consumers that had not been seen for decades. The recently opened "Tommy Nutter: Rebel on the Row" exhibition at London's Fashion and Textile Museum is a timely and meaningful event.