The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show is honoured to be showcasing a selection of rare Zandra Rhodes knitwear pieces. These pieces have been designed in her London studios, and are seldom seen by the public.
The acclaimed British Designer Dame Zandra Rhodes DBE founded he eponymous fashion house in 1969 with a small collection. Her prints were Pop Art-infused commentaries on the world of Sixties Britain; the designer felt that there was an inherent structure within the pattern that could work with and enhance the shape and construction of a dress. With this concept as a starting point and with her distinctive approach to cut and form, the house of Zandra Rhodes soon became one of the most recognisable labels in London.
This knitwear gallery is exclusive to The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show.
There will be a further celebration of fifty years of the Zandra Rhodes’ label later in 2019 at The Fashion and Textile Museum. They will present Zandra Rhodes: Fifty Years of Fabulous. This retrospective will highlight 100 key looks, as well as 50 original textiles. This comprehensive exhibition will explore five decades of the distinguished career of a British design legend.