This book records the work of a young textiles designer, Rosemary Sassoon. It tells of the styles and techniques used to create the designs of the 1950s and 1960s. In today’s age of computers, modern-day designers will find it hard to believe how time-consuming techniques used in these decades were.
Designs in the first part of the book come from Rosemary’s early work, around 65 years ago. The remains of her freelance collection, shown later in the book, show Rosemary’s progression in her career and a freer style of design. The work Rosemary showcases from the early 60s show a turning point in fashion and design. At that time, she was working for local firms and used this opportunity to help modernise the most popular designs and the way they were marketed in annual collections. Rosemary also undertook some interesting commissions, including one from London Underground.