V&A Pattern: Spitalfields Silks
V&A Pattern: Spitalfields Silks, displays delightful floral designs alongside quirky, strikingly modern silks, all produced in eighteenth-century London. A source of inspiration for designers from William Morris to Alexander McQueen, the V&A holds over three million designs for textiles, decorations, wallpapers and prints. Now beautifully re-presented, the bestselling V&A Pattern series invites you to appreciate the work of some of the greatest names and styles in design history, highlighting interesting and imaginative works that are all too rarely seen. Each pocket-sized book features 66 carefully selected patterns, and has a concise expert introduction, making these an invaluable source of inspiration for creatives – and the perfect gift for pattern-lovers.
Moira Thunder is former Curator of Design in the Word and Image Department at the V&A.