Jazz Age: 1920’s Style at the Fashion & Textile Museum

BY Gail Sandra John

The Fashion and Textile Museum has a fabulous exhibition on of haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion from 1919 to 1929. So, if you haven’t got there already I recommend you do so soon. The Exhibition runs until 15 January 2017.

I was fortunate enough to pay it a visit last month and was amazed by how reflective some of the day wear dresses were of the trends of Summer gone and of the recent looks from the Spring 17 catwalk looks.


The geometric cutwork embroidery on this lemon dress is so current, along with the 3D embroidered flowers.  The dropped waist silhouette and relaxed shaping adopted again in current trends for ease of movement.


Brightly coloured floral embroideries remind me of the appliqué roses which are popping up on everything at the moment.




The warm peachy orange colours look so stunning against the shimmering gold. And touches of diamonte weaving throughout the detailed stitching on the sleeve gives it just enought of a lift.



More details from the exhibition



Tailoring is often overlooked from this era in preference of the recognisable flapper style dresses, so I was delighted to see this suit on display.

layered scalloping on the left alongside lattice work panels.
The Great Gatsby movie in collaboration with design house Prada

All photos taken by ©Left over Right, Courtesy of The Fashion and Textile Museum     Please credit ©Left over Right


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