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Fast X Slow Fashion: Shopping for Clothes in Leeds 1720 - 2020

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until 29 Nov 2020

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Leeds City Museum

Millenium Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BH

Due to government guidance our museums and galleries will be temporarily closed from 5 Nov until at least 2 Dec. The grounds at Kirkstall Abbey, Temple Newsam and Lotherton remain accessible for use in line with government guidelines. Where possible, our cafés will remain open for takeaway only. Please stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Step into our fashion house at Leeds City Museum and discover how our relationship with shopping has changed in Fast x Slow Fashion.

Spanning 300 years, this exhibition explores how shopping in Leeds has transformed in both its scale and the way it’s consumed. Find out how the ‘slow’ fashion of the past became ‘fast’ in a world of mass production, changing trends and lower prices.

We take a look at how handmade, recycled and pre-loved fashion has made a resurgence in an age of Climate Change Action. And we consider what our history of textile production and trade in Leeds can tell us about the future of shopping.

A series of talks, workshops and events run throughout the exhibition.

We will also be hosting a conference on 13 March at Leeds City Museum, Fast x Slow Fashion: Experiences of Fashionable Consumption, 1720-2020.

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

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The whole building is accessible and interactives and displays are set at a variety of heights.

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