A HUGUENOT LEGACY

Fabric of the City, Cass Bank Gallery, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London E1, until 31st July 2015

Fabric of the City (c)Stephen Blunt

Fabric of the City
(c)Stephen Blunt

While this may not appeal to all it is an interesting exhibition in that it celebrates the heritage of Spitalfields which thanks to the influx of Huguenots became the leading textile centre in the 17th and 18th centuries. Indeed as I write this I see a fragment of an exquisite mid-18th century Spitalfields silk dress hanging on the wall in front of me.

Fabric of the City (c)Stephen Blunt

Fabric of the City
(c)Stephen Blunt

Hosted by the The Cass, London Metropolitan University the show has been curated by their course leader Gina Pierce who invited 14 leading East London-based textile and fashion designers to take part. These designers have created unique pieces that reflect and carry on the traditions of the Huguenot weavers in our present age.

Fabric of the City (c)Stephen Blunt

Fabric of the City
(c)Stephen Blunt

 

Fabric of the City Exhibitors:

 

Opening hours (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat) 12-4

(Thurs) 12-8

Fabric of the City (c)Stephen Blunt

Fabric of the City
(c)Stephen Blunt

http://www.thecass.com

 

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