Met up with fellow 43Thinger MyCapaciousBottega to check out this museum in Bermondsey. It’s very much a Zandra Rhodes museum rather than a Fashion and Textile Museum – as the exhibition focused solely on Rhodes’s work dating back to the 60s.
The colours are staggering – a neverending spectrum of vivid hues – and her designs draw from sources of inspiration ranging from the theatrical to the ethnic. Some of the dresses (is it the “73/74”??) will be familiar and have certainly been re-visited by later designers.
No menswear, unfortunately, though the fabrics were so good that I nearly acquired a taste for women’s eveningwear.