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Portraits: Designing Women

In Uncategorized on March 16, 2012 at 14:37


The Fashion and Textiles Museum‘s new exhibition, Designing Women has now opened to the public, after a fantastic private view event last night. It’s really worth going along to see some of the most iconic textiles in British design up close. It’s incredible how different some of the patterns look in real life. Lucienne Day’s Calyx for example, the fabric that launched her career, is so much livelier and textured than it often looks on the page. The other reason you should go, is of course to see my fabulously curated wall of Portraits: Women Designers, from the University of Brighton Design Archives, which looks at the image of the women behind the designs and explores how women designers were portrayed and viewed in the post-war period. 

You can see some pictures of me en situ here on the Design Archives flickr page and I have written a full commentary and biography of the display here

It would be fantastic to hear your thoughts on this, my first curation project!