stylecourtMaking a #Spitalfields inspiration board. Sarah Burton's SS16 @worldmcqueen collection (image lower left) referenced the famed Huguenot silk weavers who settled in this area of London. Lee McQueen may have descended from these textile-skilled immigrants and apparently Keith Richards's ancestors were the silk-weaving Duprees. (I just learned that textile historian Amanda Sikarskie recently published a book about the connection, The Duprees of Spitalfields: Silk Brocade in the Family Tree of Rolling Stone Keith Richards, with pieces from @lacma.) The @vamuseum Pattern edition by Moira Thunder is a great resource as the museum owns the Leman Album of early 18th century designs for silk and examples by #annamariagarthwaite, an independent textile designer working in Spitalfields circa 1730 to 1763, considered by the V & A to be one of the leading pattern drawers for the English silk industry -- see a bit of her work upper right. And another resource is Lesley Ellis Miller's Selling Silks: A Merchants Sample Book 1763, also published by @vamuseum
- stylecourt#BritishTextiles #SpitalfieldsSilks #floral
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- stylecourtMcQueen ad (lower left in my collage) shot by David Sims
- sikarskaBeautiful! Thanks for featuring the book!
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