London Riviera Style

If  you find yourself in London and your plans don’t include the Ritzy Riviera this summer, make a stop at the Fashion and Textile Museum. Time travel, a look at over 100 years of Chic Beach Style – Vintage European travel posters of the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Travel posters promoting train and ship Journeys were intended to tempt vacationers to  sunny shores. Wealthy travelers sailed on magnificent cruise ships to faraway exotic destinations.

FROM MUSEUM POST: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.

Exhibition Dates: 22 May – 30 August 2015    Location: 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF  T: 020 7407 8664

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