designing women

i visited the wonderful fashion and textiles museum this weekend with my good friend caroline as they were showcasing some amazing work from the leading ladies of design dating back to the '50's and '60's - my favourite era!

huge lengths of fabric were displayed around the rooms, alongside magazines from the time, and recent book features. works from Lucienne Day, Mary White, and Jacqueline Groag to name but a few.  gorgeous prints in gorgeous colourways...i was in my heaven!

a small display of vintage handkerchiefs and scarves were displayed in the upstairs workshop, accompanied by recently released design book 'the printed square'...a must buy!

a third room was dedicated to all things Sanderson - prints and books, and a video featuring unique access to their studio focusing on their Fifties range.