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Tree Dress, Charles James, 1955. Museum no. T.277-1974. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Textiles

The V&A holds the national collection of Textiles and Fashion, which spans a period of more than 5000 years, from Predynastic Egypt to the present day. Almost all textile techniques are represented, including woven, printed and embroidered textiles, lace, tapestries and carpets.

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Global Textile Encounters (Paperback)

Global Textile Encounters (Paperback)

Global Textile Encounters is a fascinating journey into three significant textiles and clothing cultures: China, India and Europe. The common thread i…

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

14 March – 2 August 2015. Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe.

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Event - Smart Textiles

Fri 19 June 2015–Sat 20 June 2015

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Come and play with smart materials and simple electronics and their application to textiles.

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