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Exhibition Review: Horrockses Fashions at the Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates cotton manufacturers Horrockses and their collaborations with artists in the 1940s to create desirable 'off the peg dresses'

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Paolo Caravello

A few weeks ago, order I ventured by bike to the Fashion and Textile museum's summer exhibition celebrating the ready-to wear designs of Horrockses Fashions Limited. It is an intriguing exhibition, capsule documenting the complete development (from fabric to design to promotion and consumption) of a clothing company, which was most successful in the years between 1940 - 1950.

Illustration by Stephanie Thieullent

Any viewer of Mad Men (or Louis Vuitton AW 2010 fan) will instantly recognise the fuller skirts and nipped in waist designs of the 1950's dress, so often worn by the… read more

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