Georgina von Etzdorf: 25 years of sensuous textiles

Tuesday 1st August 2006

23 September - 12 November 2006. Free admission. This exhibition celebrates 25 years of textiles by Georgina von Etzdorf, one the most influential British design labels at work in the international fashion industry.

Scarf by Georgina von Etzdorf

It presents a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into the company and their products, from their famous silk scarves to their sumptuous velvet dressing gowns, which are worn by clients all over the world, including rock stars and royalty. Drawn from the company’s own comprehensive archive, the exhibits include original sketches, finished artwork, experimental prototypes, and much more. Visitors can see examples of the company’s design philosophy applied to everything from their covetable scarves to limited edition furniture, jewellery and graphic design and packaging.

The exhibition follows the company’s history from its foundation by three partners in a Wiltshire barn, through its development from hand-screen printing on silks to its innovative use of creative techniques with a range of materials from paper and metal to techno fabrics and fibres. Throughout, the Georgina von Etzdorf approach remains as it was in the beginning: sophisticated, innovative and artistic.
Georgina von Etzdorf brings to life the concepts that have garnered them awards and admirers around the globe.

The collaborating curator of the exhibition is Mary Schoeser, internationally respected curator, textile historian, writer and educator. She has worked closely with Liberty and Warner Fabrics Archive.

For further information, interviews and images, contact Kim Gowland, Manchester Art Gallery on Tel 0161 235 8861 Email k.gowland@manchester.gov.uk