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20th-Century Design Styles

20th-Century Design Styles

During the 20th century, art and design was inescapably influenced by politics. Modernism and Art Deco were a reaction to the horrors of the First World War. Later, artists responded to the end of World War II and the fear and suspicion brought on by the Cold War tensions between East and West.

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Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s

Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s

Horrockses Fashions was one of most respected ready-to-wear labels of the late 40s and 50s. Founded in 1946 the company concentrated on the production…

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Game: The Definery

Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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Event - Fashion & Textile Museum: Liberty in Fashion - Tour 1

Wed 14 October 2015 10:00–11:30

Liberty & Co has been at the cutting edge of design and the decorative arts since 1875. This exhibition explores Liberty’s impact on British fashion, from Orientalism and Aesthetic dress in the nineteenth century, through Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the early twentieth century, and the revival of these styles since the 1950s. The Liberty textile design studio takes centre stage, with a focus on fashion collaborations including Jean Muir, Cacharel and Yves Saint Laurent.

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