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.
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
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 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 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.
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.
Here’s this month’s array of events and activities taking place this May in the vibrant area of London Bridge… Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern | Fashion Textile Museum | Opens 25th May Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Ireland’s most successful designers. Featuring over 150 patterns and products, as well as collaborations with photographers, film directors and architects, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern emphasises the role of ornament and colour in our everyday lives. With unique access to the company archives, the exhibition offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world. Book Tickets Nightfall | Bridge Theatre | 1st– 26th May How do you make a future when you can’t escape the past? Rising star Barney Norris explores theme of love, loss and family in the Bridge Theatre’s new production. What you believed in seemed to vanish overnight. So how are you going to live now? One family struggling in the heart of the country looks for a star to steer by as they try to plot a route out of the dark they’ve been pitched into. “Remember the name Barney Norris. He’s a new writer in his twenties, but already outstanding.” – The Times Book Tickets London Pizza Festival | Borough Market | 20th May The London Pizza Festival returns to Borough Market’s Jubilee Place on Sunday 20th May, bringing with it several slices of cheesy goodness. There’s six pop up pizzerias to choose from and you can wash it all down with a glass of pale ale, which is included in your ticket price. Tickets are available from the Young & Foodish website. Days of Poland Festival | Potters Fields Park | 6th May Join in the fun at Potters Fields Park this weekend as the biggest Polish Festival in the UK returns to London. This family friendly festival will introduce Londoners and visitors to traditional and contemporary Polish music, arts and cuisine. FREE event. More in May 4th- 20th May – A Solo Exhibition by Sculptor Ray Readdy – The Underdog Gallery 5th May – Open Studio – Eames Fine Art 8th May – VB’s Wine, Cheese & General Knowledge Quiz – Vivat Bacchus 10th May – Food & Wine Pairing – WSET School London 12th May – Noisepicker Album Launch – The Underdog Gallery Until 13th May – Anita Klein, These Fleeting Days – Eames Fine Art 14th May – Marvellous Malbec Wine Tasting – Vivat Bacchus 17th May – The Book People at Cottons and No.1 London Bridge – London Bridge City 18th May – Jenny Chandler in Borough Market Demo Kitchen – Borough Market 19th May – Magnificent Machines – Tower Bridge 19th May – Music Weekender – Retribution Alive – The Underdog Gallery 20th May – London Pizza Festival – Borough Market 21st – 25th May – VB’s Annual South African Wine Festival – Vivat Bacchus 22nd May – Introduction to Old World Classic Wines – WSET School London 27th May – Not Now Bernard – Unicorn Theatre 29th – 30th May – What are Teenagers For? Drama Workshop – Unicorn Theatre 31st May – Shake Juggle and Roll: Dance, Circus and Movement 2 day Workshop – Unicorn Theatre 31st May – Free Family Activities – Jumping Buses (London History Day) – Tower Bridge Throughout May Beatriz Milhazes – Rio Azul – White Cube Bermondsey Sensacional – Unicorn Theatre Baby Show – Unicorn Theatre Bridge House States Exhibition – Tower Bridge Tower Bridge Engine Rooms – Tower Bridge Family Experience – The View from The Shard Regulars Every Wednesday – Weekly Quiz with Dimbleby Cancer Care – Draft House Tower Bridge Every Wednesday and Saturday – Yoga in The Walkways – Tower Bridge Every Friday – Live Music Evenings – Oblix East Every Saturday and Sunday – Market Day – Maltby Street Market
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
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
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.