Category Archives: Horrockses Fashions

Alastair Morton : designing for Horrockses Fashions

Over the years that I have been researching Horrockses Fashions I have collected examples of the company’s output and probably top of my list of favourites are dresses made from the glorious designs of Alastair Morton who was a key … Continue reading

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M’s Dresses at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery

A couple of weeks ago I visited the Harris Museum and Art Gallery with M (see my posts about her collection here). She had donated quite a large selection of her Horrockses Fashions’ collection to the museum which has the … Continue reading

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Kid in a Sweet Shop: Part Four

This is the fourth and final part of my amazing trip last week to help M sort out her collection of vintage clothing Horrockses Fashions’ first collection launched in April 1946 included ‘Dresses, Hostess Gowns and Beach Wear all made from … Continue reading

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Kid in a Sweet Shop: Part Three

This Part Three of my amazing trip last week to help M sort out her collection of vintage clothing. Actually, this post could be titled ‘Kid in a hat shop’. Amongst the treasures that M had saved for the 1950s and … Continue reading

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Kid in a Sweet Shop: Part Two

This Part Two of my amazing trip last week to help M sort out her collection of vintage clothing – Part One can be found here. Horrockses Fashions were renowned for their pattern designs, produced by salaried designers, bought from … Continue reading

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Kid in a Sweet Shop: Part One

That’s been me this week! I have been discovering fashion and textiles that have been stored for years – and helping to find new homes for them. I have been opening dusty boxes and crawling about in an attic. All … Continue reading

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