Kaffe Fassett craze has officially begun!
London’s Fashion and Textile Museum has announced that they will be presenting a major exhibition of the contemporary textile artist's work.Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour will look at over five decades of Fassett’s work, including his famous colourful patchworks, quilts and needlework and never-seen-before pieces created especially for the show.
As a pioneer of modern textiles, Fassett has worked closely with everyone from Missoni, Rowan Yarns, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the BBC to fashion designer Bill Gibb, who is credited for jump starting his career.Introducing Fassett to the wool mills of Scotland and the beautiful coloured yarns they produced, Gibb inspired a love of textiles in Fassett.
The story goes that on the way back to London Fassett, armed with 20 colours of Shetland wool and some knitting needles, was taught how to knit by a fellow passenger and the rest, as they say, is history. Ever since, Fassett has been featuring in Vogue Knitting and designing private commissions for the likes of Barbara Streisand and Lauren Bacall while exhibiting around the world and lecturing internationally. Oh, and he has also written over 30 books and hosted a series of TV and radio shows dedicated to his craft. If that doesn’t dazzle you then the dizzy brights and vitality of his work will.
Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour is at the Fashion and Textile Museum from the 22 March to 29 June. ftmlondon.org