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Dress fabric
  • Dress fabric
    Trevelyan, Julian, born 1910 - died 1988
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Dress fabric

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1946 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Trevelyan, Julian, born 1910 - died 1988 (designer)
    Ascher Ltd (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed rayon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the manufacturer

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.95B-1947

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This print was designed by Julian Trevelyan (1910-88) for Ascher Limited of London in 1946. Trevelyan was a painter, and was strongly associated with Surrealism in Britain, with his work often having a childlike quality. Zika Ascher commissioned designs by artists such as Trevelyan after feeling frustrated by the somewhat dull textiles produced during the Second World War. Along with Alastair Morton of Edinburgh Weavers, Ascher began the practice of working with artists in 1944 to produce innovative textile designs. Ascher fabrics were printed in their workshop in London by screen, and occasionally block printing, initially on rayon but later on silk and cotton. Dress fabrics from Ascher were very popular with French, British and Italian couturiers in the 1940s, including Christian Dior and Elsa Schiaperelli.

Physical description

Dress fabric of screen-printed spun rayon.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1946 (designed)

Artist/maker

Trevelyan, Julian, born 1910 - died 1988 (designer)
Ascher Ltd (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed rayon

Dimensions

Length: 25 in, Width: 18 in

Descriptive line

Dress fabric of screen-printed spun rayon, designed by Julian Trevelyan for Ascher Ltd., London, 1946

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Rayon

Techniques

Screen printed

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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