Top Marks for Patterns
Discovering M&S' rich print and pattern archive
From panty girdles to teapots, M&S has always used bright and beautiful prints on a variety of merchandise. The archive has recently undertaken extensive work to digitise the prints in our collection, making them more easily accessible for researchers.
This temporary exhibition explores how prints and patterns have been designed and made at M&S since we started selling clothing in 1926. From a Chinese-inspired 1930s dressing gown to a bold 1970s bedspread, the objects on display help tell the story of pattern at M&S.
This temporary exhibition will be on display until the end of 2019.
Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
M&S Company Archive
Michael Marks Building
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT (LS2 9LP for Sat Nav)