Fashion and Textile Museum
The Fashion and Textile Museum is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes and designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta.With its shocking pink and custard yellow façade, the Fashion and Textile Museum, is a vibrant landmark in this increasingly hip part of town. This museum originally opened in 2003 and was the brainchild of flamboyant fashion designer Zandra Rhodes (who was clearly ahead of the curve when it came to locating the museum).
It was re-inaugurated in 2008, as part of Newham College, and hosts a programme of changing exhibitions exploring fashion, style and couture, as well as hands-on workshops and masterclasses.
Visitors looking for style inspiration need look no further than the museum shop, which stocks a well-edited range of fashion and design books, stylish sewing patterns and notions, as well as contemporary jewellery and accessories.
The bustling café serves award-winning coffee and is a convivial place for a post-exhibition nosh and natter.