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

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution is the latest exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum. It presents 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.

Mary Quant outside her shop Bazaar on the Kings Road, 1960s. Vintage Publicity Photograph, Courtesy of a Private Collection.

It spans the period from 1952 – 1977 and features 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.
It's on until 2 June 2019. Head on over to Instagram to see my pictures from the opening night, I'm @stylesixties if you don't already follow me.

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution | Fashion and Textile Museum | 8 February - 2 June 2019

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