If you’re looking for some style inspiration with a twist this summer, head to the Fashion and Textiles Museum in Bermondsey to get a fix of Frida. ‘Made in Mexico: The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion‘ is the latest offering from Zandra Rhodes’ material museum which takes an in-depth look at the Mexican ‘rebozo’- a shawl or scarf dating back hundreds of years and made famous in the 20th Century by iconic painter, Frida Kahlo.
The exhibition charts weaving techniques, styles associated with different regions, and its significance in modern day Mexico as an emblem of cultural identity. Highlights include photographs by Rodrigo Pimentel and a central shrine lovingly created by artist Boris Spider.
There’s also a range of talks and events running alongside the show including a Mezcal Tasting Masterclass at Santo on Portobello Road, and a rare opportunity to see Mexican textiles acquired by the British Museum at Blythe House. Artist Steven Wright will also be leading a mask making workshop inspired by Mexican themes, colour and patterns, but at £70 a pop you might have to cut back on the tequila shots this month to afford it.
‘Made in Mexico:The Rebozo in Art, Culture & Fashion’ runs until August 31. Find our more and book at ftmlondon.org.
By Stephanie Hartman