Double textiles study visit

Photo Minghui Reece from www.theupandcoming.co.uk

Photo Minghui Reece from www.theupandcoming.co.uk

Join OCA tutor Priscilla Jones on the 18 and 19 February in London.

On the Saturday we will visit Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the V&A.

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear features over 200 examples of underwear for men and women, highlighting the enduring themes of innovation and luxury. From the custom-made, such as a rare example of home-made ‘stays’ worn by a working woman in England in the 18th-century, to pieces by current designers including Stella McCartney, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith, the exhibition explores the relationship between underwear and fashion. It covers notions of the ideal body, and the ways that cut, fit, fabric and decoration can reveal issues of gender, sex and morality.

There will be an opportunity to observe and make drawings from the exhibition with a follow up discussion.

Image: Josef Frank, Hawai, 1943-45 © Svenskt Tenn.

Image: Josef Frank, Hawai, 1943-45 © Svenskt Tenn.

On Sunday we will visit The Fashion and Textiles museum to view Patterns – Furniture – Painting.

Explore the work of designer and artist Josef Frank (1885-1967) in the first-ever UK exhibition of his textiles. The Austrian-born architect moved to Sweden in 1933, where he developed his colourful brand of modernism, working with Estrid Ericson on furniture, glassware, lighting and interior design ideas. Together they redefined what is regarded as Swedish Modern. This exhibition in association with Millesgården, Stockholm highlights Frank’s vibrant fabric designs for Svenskt Tenn alongside a number of his previously unknown watercolours.

Again there will be an opportunity to observe and make drawings from the exhibition with a follow up discussion.

To reserve your place please email enquiries@oca.ac.uk or alternatively to request a place on a study visit please click here and complete the form.

For study events that require a ticket, there is a non refundable fee of £10 to pay and your confirmation email will instruct you on how to do this.

 

 


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