Tag: fashion

Zandra Rhodes: Fifty Years of Fabulous at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Published on 08th July 2019

In celebration of fifty years of the Zandra Rhodes’ label, the Fashion and Textile Museum presents Zandra Rhodes: Fifty Years of Fabulous. This retrospective will highlight 100 key looks, as well as 50 original textiles. This comprehensive exhibition will explore five decades of the distinguished career of a British design legend. The acclaimed British designer Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE founded her eponymous fashion house in 1969 with a small collection. Her prints were Pop Art-infused commentaries on the world of Sixties Britain; the designer felt that there was inherent structure within the pattern that could work with and enhance the shape and construction of a dress. With this concept as a starting point and with her distinctive approach to cut and form, the house of Zandra Rhodes soon became one of the most recognisable labels in London. Exhibition Dates: 27 September 2019 – 26 January 2020 |  Book Online Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm Thursdays until 8pm Sundays, 11am – 5pm Last admission 45 minutes before closing Closed Mondays Image: Dame Zandra Rhodes. Photograph by Simon Emmett.

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran – Mary Quant

Published on 15th January 2019

The Fashion and Textile Museum have revealed their next exhibition: Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution, arriving on February 8th 2019.  The exhibition will present the fashion, design and art of the Chelsea Set; a group of radical young architects, designers, photographers and artists who were redefining the concept of youth and challenging the established order in 1950s London. At the forefront of this group of young revolutionaries were Mary Quant and Terence Conran. Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution will span the period from 1952 – 1977 and will present fashion, textiles, furniture, lighting, homewares, ceramics and ephemera in an exhibition that explores not only the style but the socioeconomic importance of this transformative period of time. Key pieces include rare and early examples of designs by Conran and Quant, plus the avant-garde artists, designers and intellectuals who worked alongside them, such as designers Bernard and Laura Ashley, sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi and artist and photographer Nigel Henderson. Exhibition Dates: 8 February – 2 June 2019 Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am–6pm Thursdays until 8pm Sundays, 11am–5pm Last admission 45 minutes before closing Closed Mondays Tickets Advance booking online is recommended but tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the visit, subject to availability. £9.90 adults* / £8.80 concessions* / £7 students * Includes 10% gift aid Children under 12 are free. Book Online

Whistles London Bridge

Published on 25th October 2018

In an unrivalled location surrounded by landmarks, restaurants and bars, Whistles newest London store in London Bridge will host all your favourite pieces from their current womenswear collections. Check out the Whistles Neighbourhood Guide Whistles is a contemporary fashion brand for the busy, dynamic woman.  They create timeless pieces with an intelligent sense of design. Collections are considered, wearable and yet distinct, with true seven days a week appeal, crafted to fit effortlessly into modern life. https://www.whistles.com Whistles joins an influx of new retailers in London Bridge Station’s Western Arcade.

Ted Baker

15% privilege rate at Ted Baker London Bridge

Published on 16th October 2018

Ted Baker London is a global lifestyle brand. Renowned for a distinct use of pattern and colour and a quintessential British sensibility, the label appeals to style-conscious men and women who trust Ted to deliver that certain something a little out of the ordinary. Ted is pleased to offer DealCard holders a 15% privilege rate at his London Bridge store. Find Ted in the Western Arcade in London Bridge Station   Ted Baker | Unit SU25, London Bridge Station, London, SE1 9SP +44 (0) 207 015 1300 T&Cs Terms and Conditions: This offer is only available the Ted Baker London Bridge store. This offer is available against the purchase of full-priced merchandise only and cannot be used against the purchase of gift cards. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. This offer is only available to customers who present their deal card at point of purchase. Ted Baker reserves the right to amend or change this offer at any time without notice.  

Oliver Bonas

Published on 14th August 2018

Oliver Bonas is an independent British lifestyle store, designing their own take on fashion and homeware. Company Overview Our story starts with our founder, Olly. His creative upbringing, culturally influenced by the many countries he lived in, instilled a love of design and an exploratory spirit from an early age. At university whilst studying Anthropology, Olly began to bring back gifts for friends from his travels abroad. He turned this into a small business and in 1993 the first store opened in London, repainted by his friends with Olly behind a second-hand till. Over two decades on, Oliver Bonas has evolved from curating others’ designs to creating our own. Our team of designers now take Olly’s exploratory spirit and channel it into our fashion and homeware collections. We are inspired by the alchemy of great design, fresh thinking, and the belief that design has the power to positively affect how we feel. New designs land in store and online every week. Today, OB has grown to over 60 stores across the UK and is run by an amazing team who share Olly’s passion for bringing new ideas to life. We have fun and follow our company motto: Work Hard, Play Hard & Be Kind. The London Bridge branch of Oliver Bonas is located on the lower concourse of London Bridge Station. Platform access only. Open daily 7am-9pm.   

10% discount in Charles Tyrwhitt

Published on 24th May 2018

Charles Tyrwhitt is a Jermyn Street menswear company committed to delivering the best of classic British style to the world. It was founded in 1986 by Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler, a firm believer in the idea that there’s no better way of dressing than in Britain’s time-transcending, world-renowned codes of elegance. Mr. Wheeler went on a mission to deliver high-quality, classic, and quintessentially British shirts at affordable prices, making it easy for men to dress well. The business grew to lead a worldwide revolution in the way men dress. Without giving up on classic elegance, Charles Tyrwhitt introduced non-iron shirts, stretch chinos, shoes, and other styles of timeless appeal with modern finishes for the man of today, helping change the course of men’s fashion. The Charles Tyrwhitt Tooley Street store is one of the label’s most welcoming branches, located right by Hay’s Galleria, opposite London Bridge station. It holds a selection of Tyrwhitt’s flawless formal and casual shirts of impeccable fit, as well as sharp suits, top-drawer business casual staples, trousers, and a marvellous footwear range. Charles Tyrwhitt are offering London Bridge DealCard holders 10% discount at their Tooley Street store.  Make a visit to be greeted by their charming staff – trained and ready to resolve any style conundrum, fitting question, or just to guide you through a wardrobe refresh.

London Hat Week 2018

Published on 22nd February 2018

The fourth London Hat Week (#LHW18) is set to be the biggest and best yet featuring many greats of British millinery including Stephen Jones OBE, Dillon Wallwork, Bridget Bailey, Ian Bennett and Edwina Ibbotson. London Hat Week is a collection of more than 80 hat related events across London including over 50 classes, The Great Hat Exhibition, styling events, the London Hat Walk and even some millinery magic! The Team London Bridge Hive and Guy’s Hospital near The Shard will be the learning and shopping hubs for London Hat Week 2018. Further events are spread around London and the first LHW regional partner, Hat Works, will be holding events in Stockport, bringing LHW to the home of felt making. A number of carefully chosen partners will be selling their millinery supplies and trimmings at the LHW Supplier Fair, with some also providing demonstrations, to show the full potential of their products, aimed at milliners, hatters and hobbyists. The schedule for learning at London Hat Week is online via the channels below and courses are booking up fast. Website www.londonhatweek.com Instagram https://instagram.com/londonhatweek/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/londonhatweek Twitter https://twitter.com/LondonHatWeek #LHW18 LHW 18 SCHEDULE

T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION

Published on 19th February 2018

Explore the T-shirt in the 20th Century through this inspirational exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum; charting the history, culture and subversion of the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet. T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION highlights the multi-faceted role of this humble garment. From men’s underclothes to symbol of rock and roll rebellion, through punk and politics to luxury fashion item, T-shirts broadcast who we are and who we want to be. The exhibition will feature a private collection of Vivienne Westwood t-shirts from the early days of Let it Rock, Sex, and Seditionaries, through to the designers most recent collections, Active Resistance to Propaganda and Climate Revolution. This group of rare objects will form a central installation of the exhibition, accompanied by an introduction to the historical biography of the T-shirt and an insight into its technological advances, mapped through sections focusing on contemporary design. Curated and organized in partnership with The Civic, Barnsley. Exhibition Dates: 9 February 2018 – 6 May 2018 Book online  

Cath Kidston

Published on 08th February 2018

It all began in 1993 with a small shop in West London, selling car boot finds and vintage fabric. Cath soon began to design and produce her own prints and products, giving vintage inspiration a modern twist, eventually becoming known for her signature prints with a hint of nostalgia. 20 years later, the brand now sells all over the world. As the home of modern vintage, their mission remains the same: to make cheerful, practical products that bring a smile to your face and brighten your day! As part of London Bridge Station’s major redevelopment, Cath Kidston will join over 70 new shops, bars and restaurants, bringing a welcome boost to the area’s retail offer.

Valentine’s in London Bridge

Published on 24th January 2018

While the classic combination of red roses and a champagne dinner is nothing to be sniffed at, some may say this tradition has had its day. For a little variety this Valentine’s, we’ve prepared our pick of counter conventional activities in London Bridge (partner optional!).   Freaks (1932) at The Old Operating Theatre “Anyone who considers this entertainment should be placed in the pathological ward in some hospital” said one contemporary review of this notorious film. Those searching for an alternative approach to romance this Valentine’s Day need look no further than this special screening of Freaks at The Old Operating Theatre. February 14th – 6.30PM | Book tickets   Underground Cocktails at Nine Lives  Hidden away in the Victorian basement of No.8 Holyrood St,  this covert cocktail bar’s menu spreads the love with its ethically sourced and selected ingredients, great vibes and a soundtrack as sacred as its drinks. You might also like: The Hide – Almost all of The Hide’s extensive drinks menu is made up of ingredients brewed, distilled, fermented or compounded in London.   Love Crochet with Katie Jones at the Fashion & Textile Museum Learning the basic crochet stitches, you will work on punched leather to create your very own heart-shaped patch which can be sewn on to any garment – perfect for covering a pesky hole or giving a brand new lease of life to your favourite piece! Led by luxury knitwear designer Katie Jones, this colourful 1.5-hour workshop will teach you the basics of crochet. February 16th | 11.30AM or 2PM   Dinner off the beaten track at Melior St. With its laid-back vibes, you’d never guess this cosy little restaurant is just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of London Bridge Station. Head Chef Matt Reuther sources the very best suppliers to create a fusion of tastes and interesting dishes, demonstrated perfectly in this 8 course Valentine’s taster menu. £50pp. Book here. P.S- London Bridge DealCard holders are entitled to 20% discount  when you book a table for February 14th! You might also like: The Coal Shed – Tucked away in the new One Tower Bridge development, next to Potters Fields Park, this meat-fish & fire-centric haven is worth searching for! The specials board for the evening will feature sharing dishes to make your mouth-water. Book now.   Put your love to the test at Vivat Bacchus Your love of wine and cheese, that is. Test your palate and rack your brain at Vivat Bacchus Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz.  This South African restaurant boasts its very own cheese room and extensive wine cellar. These popular quiz nights are a Wine Club event favourite, so get a team together and book tickets (£10pp) to guarantee your spot.