London – From the English seaside to the Côte d’Azur and California, Riviera Style celebrates fashion at its most fun. With swimsuits and sarongs, brightly patterned beach cover-ups, boat neck Bretons and beach pyjamas, palazzo pants and playsuits, bikinis and burkinis, the exhibition features over 100 years of clothes for leisure. Riviera Style brings together a diverse range of clothing worn in and by the sea. A key feature of the items selected is the importance of fabric, from early examples to produce the perfect fabric that didn’t bag or sag when wet, to more recent technical developments designed to improve fit and increase speed in the water. Exhibition in association with Leicestershire County Council Museums
Image: La Plage de Calvi, Corse, 1928 (Colour Litho) Broders, Roger (1883-1953) Private Collection Photo © Christie’s Images Bridgeman Images.
Fashion and Textile Museum is part of Newham College London • 3 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF Exhibition Dates: 22 May – 30 August 2015
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm
Thursdays until 8pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing