The exhibition, The Fabric of the City, held in July 2015, at the Bank Gallery, Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University, London E1, showcased the creative and diverse range of textile design practices thriving in the East End of London. Designer and curator Gina Pierce invited contemporary fashion and textile studios in London, to respond to 18th century Spitalfields Silks, as a means of highlighting the survival and co-dependence of creativity to our capital’s culture and industry.

Where the story started  

The designers visited the Museum of London archive with curator Beatrice Behlen for a guided tour of the original Spitalfields Silks.


How it developed

The designers at work in their studios. Photography Steve Blunt



The Exhibition showing the work of the fourteen designers inspired by the Spitalfields Silks.