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Year 10 textile design pupils visit London exhibitions

Published on 14/10/19

Year 10 textile design pupils visited three exciting exhibitions in London on Friday 11 October, featuring the work of Tim Walker, Mary Quant and Zandra Rhodes.

At the Tim Walker exhibition the pupils were able to view the extraordinary creative process of one of the world's most inventive fashion photographers through his pictures, films, photographic sets, and special installations which included ten new series of photographs influenced by the V&A's collections. 

The pupils were then able to gain a greater understanding of fashion in the sixties and seventies through the Mary Quant and the Zandra Rhodes exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile museum. The Mary Quant exhibition clearly documented the huge influence she had on the British high street fashion in the sixties. The exhibition showcased 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer's personal archive. At the Zandra Rhodes: Fifty Years of Fabulous exhibition, the pieces explored five decades of the distinguished career of the acclaimed British designer. The pupils were able to see the process of how she produced her iconic pop art prints.

All the exhibitions were a fantastic source of inspiration and pupils returned brimming with ideas for their class projects.