Vigour and vibrancy at the Victoria and Albert Museum
A day trip to London saw 24 GCSE Textiles pupils immersed in the vibrant world of fashion as they explored the Mary Quant exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Quoted as making ‘fashionable clothes available to everyone’, Mary Quant is thought to have launched a fashion revolution with the exhibition housing over 200 garments, including unseen pieces from the designer’s personal archive. Pupils wandered the halls of the exhibition and the wider galleries of the museum gathering research materials, making sketches and taking photographs to use as a stimulus for their projects.
Sophie Hadley, Senior Girls Textiles teachers, commented on the trip: “All the pupils found the day very inspiring and they will now be able to develop and extend their ideas further in their sketchbooks. Offering pupils the opportunities to visit national museums enhances their learning outside of the classroom, putting their work into context.”