EL Rebozo: Made in Mexico – Chelsea BA Textile Design at the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City

el rebozo_1024wMade in Mexico, an exhibition co-curated by Hilary Simon and Dennis Nothdruft for the Fashion and Textile Museum, London is now on tour and showing at the Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City and includes work by BA Textile Design students from Chelsea following a successful exchange project last year. It opened with a contemporary fashion show of work by the fashion students at Universidad Iberoamericana. The Chelsea BA Textile Design 2014 prizewinners’ textiles is on show from Rosie Danford-Philips (knit), Ziyi Yang (knit), Margaux Barron (weave) and Yixi Cai ( Print).

New work from the current second year group is also being presented. Designer and specialist weave tutor, Lisa Bloomer, has led a project with her weave group to create ‘mini’ rebozos for this exhibition which celebrates the art of the rebozo, the traditional Mexican shawl. Curator Hilary Simon describes the work as an ‘outstanding addition’ to the exhibition. The El Rebozo exhibition is open until 30th August – more information here.

See the Chelsea mini-Rebozos featured in this video towards the end displayed together with Rosie Danford-Philips’ knitted rebozo and Yixi Cai’s wrapped on display figures in the foreground: