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What to do Today: Get Inspired at this New T-Shirt Exhibition

Cult, culture, subversion, and a whole lot of Vivienne Westwood...

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Stuck on what to do today? Let us help you. This Monday 12 February, we recommend that you head to the Fashion & Textile Museum for the just-opened T-Shirt exhibition…

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T-Shirt: Cult, Culture, Subversion at Fashion & Textile Museum

t-shirt exhibition

Vivienne backstage protesting by Marta Lamovsek

The Fashion and Textile Museum’s newest exhibition centred around the humble T-shirt only opened last Friday, but it’s already caught the attention of London’s culture vultures and fashion crowd.

The exhibition explores the importance of the T-shirt in the 20th century, charting its history and the culture and subversion surrounding the most affordable and popular item of clothing on the planet. Featuring a private collection of Vivienne Westwood T-shirts as well as an introduction to the historical biography of the wardrobe stable, it provides a fascinating insight into its technological advances mapped through sections focusing on contemporary design.

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T-shirts broadcast who we are and what we aspire to be, from being a symbol of rock and roll rebellion, as well as punk, politics and luxury fashion items. Seeing this inspiring exhibition is a great way to start your week, so head to the Fashion & Textile Museum to be one of the first to experience it.

Where & When?

The Fashion & Textile Museum is located at 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF.

The exhibition runs until 6 May 2018.

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