Gudrun Sjödén: Four Decades of Colour & Design celebrates over 40 years of colourful design and textiles by my favourite fashion designer and offers an insight into her creative inspiration and design process.
This small retrospective exhibition at London's Fashion and Textile Museum shows Gudrun's watercolours, sketches and early handwritten catalogues as well as textiles, trinkets and inspiration collected on her travels around the world. Gudrun's colourful fashion designs are represented in a display of accessorised outfits from the archives alongside stunning pieces from her latest collections (and a preview of what's in store for Autumn 2017).
Today Gudrun Sjödén is widely recognised as a pioneer of sustainable fashion and the exhibition highlights how environmental thinking is at the core of every collection. For over 40 years she has been making clothes for women often disregarded by the mainstream fashion industry and has created beautiful, colourful clothes that are works of art in themselves.
The show is part of the Festival of Textiles and runs until 7th May 2017. It's well worth a trip up to London to see this, and to enjoy the accompanying displays at FTM too!