Swinging 60s men's fashion on show at Derbyshire museum

Men’s fashions from the Swinging Sixties are on show in an exhibition at a Derbyshire museum.

Saturday, 11th June 2022, 5:30 am

A unique selection of men’s clothing focusing on the period 1966-1970 from private collector Peter Feely features in the Peacock Revolution exhibition at Pickford House, Derby.

The garment have been loaned by private collector Peter Feely whose retro clothing items came from now famous men’s boutiques once located on Carnaby Street and King’s Road in London. Names including: Granny Takes A Trip, Lord John, Hung On You, Take 6, Apple Boutique are represented in the show.

Carnaby Street and King’s Road are now synonymous with 1960s clothing. From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones, The Who to Small Faces – they all bought their fantastic threads from these two legendary locations. This was a time when British music and fashion really did lead the world. From crushed velvet trousers to satin shirts, kaftans and brocaded jackets – this is the period when clothing became technicolour!

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Private collector Peter Feely in Sixties costume (photo: Derby Museums)

Peter Feely, who lives in Derby, said: “It is a real privilege for me to be able to share my collection with the people of Derby, and hopefully further afield.”

Janine Derbyshire, head of visitor experience at Derby Museums, said: “We have never held an exhibition that just featured men’s fashion before so when we saw Peter’s rich collection, we were blown away by the style, fabrics and sheer exuberance of these garments. If clothes could talk, then I’m sure these would have some fabulous stories to tell about the people wearing them and places they have been!”

The exhibition will run until 2023. Admission is free and visitors are invited to Give What You Think in support of Derby Museums. More information can be found on Derby Museums’ website at: derbymuseums.org.

Private collector Peter Feely in Sixties costume (photo: Derby Museums)

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