Saturday, 3 September 2011

Horrockses Exhibition at Basildon House

The exhibition of Horrockses Fashions at Basildon House in Berkshire was well worth a visit. It was labelled as " Off the peg style of the 40s and 50s " and organised by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London.
The dresses are displayed on models throughout the house, as well as laid on beds. This works well with the period setting. I enjoyed seeing the dresses, but my main interest was the actual fabrics, with their strong prints and exciting use of colour.