Museum of London Docklands | 2023
'Fashion City: How Jewish Londoners Shaped Global Style' tells the story of the Jewish contribution to the fashion industry in London. Beginning with schools, tailors workshops and shops that Jewish immigrants created in the East End in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the exhibition moves to the West End to tell the story of the highstreet brands and fashion innovations Jewish Londoners developed from the 1940s to 1970s.
Spread across two galleries, the exhibition depicts the East End’s more densely arranged streets and contrasts with the sweep of Regent St and boutiques of the West End. The galleries are linked by a Central Line tube corridor.
The display of over 50 garments is supported by oral histories, photography, AV and soundscapes. Interactivity includes dressing-up in the Photographic studio and tactile tailoring equipment in the tailor’s workshop.
As well as full exhibition graphics we provided the exhibition logo for marketing & advertising.
In developing the exhibition, we collaborated with:
Seeing Things: Graphic Design and co-Creative Direction
Lux Lucis: Lighting
MER: Build & Install
Museum of London
Photos: © Seeing Things & Museum of London including items on loan from the family of Cecil Gee and the Jewish Museum London.