My visit to the Shirt Collar Exhibition at the Shell House Gallery, was everything I thought it would be. I’ve been following the lead up to it for some time, and finally manged to see the work on the last date of the exhibition.
I’m a bit of a history buff and love looking at artefacts to discover the story behind them. Last year I went to several D-Day museums along the Normandy coast. While I was wandering around, I discovered a sewing kit belonging to an American G.I who had landed on Utah beach in June 1944.
There was so much to share from my visit to the Horrocks Exhibition.
This is a follow on to a previous post showcasing the stunning dresses from the collection.
Horrocks, Textiles and Print
After World War 2, the demand for colourful textiles prints was such, that leading artists and illustrators, including Warhol, Joan Miro and Picasso, were approached to create textile versions of their art.
The garments and prints are delightful – if you get a opportunity to visit the exhibition at The Fashion & Textile Museum then jump at the chance.
Some of the textiles started life as art work, before being transformed into printed cloth.
Please excuse the dark images – it was very dimly lit.