Textiles Trip to Bath

The Year 10 to Upper Sixth Textiles students visited the Bath Fashion Museum, located in Bath's magnificent 18th century Assembly Rooms. We explored the Fashion Museum’s beautiful 'Lace in Fashion' exhibition where we sketched luxury garments worn by the aristocracy and machine-made everyday fashion. We then looked into the features and characteristics of lace and considered the use of lace in contemporary design. We also completed a range of fun experimental samples including, collage, photocopies, embossing and rubbings to create contemporary interpretations of lace and surface creation. 
 
We then focused on the design work of Sarah Burton, which features in the museum’s permanent exhibition, 'A History of Fashion in 100 Objects'. Her nature-themed design work offers the opportunity to focus on detail surface embellishment. We then had time to dress up in corsets and dresses in the style of the late 19th century which was a very enjoyable experience! After this we took to the streets of Bath for some more modern-day shopping. 
 
We completed a tour of the beautiful city of Bath, taking in the Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge. Our last stop was for a delicious ice cream in the Sidney Gardens, a favourite haunt of Jane Austen. This was a fun and exciting day out. Bath is a beautiful city and the Fashion Museum was full of inspiration and creativity. 
 
Clementine, 10SL