Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution

  • textiles & clothing
  • cultural history
  • social history
  • music & media
  • history
  • design

Moses, Mods and Mr Fish takes you on a journey from tailoring workshops to the boutique revolution and mod culture of the swinging ‘60s.
Explore the changing male image and menswear revolution over a 150-year period; from the 19th century formal silhouette through to the post-war period when young men stopped dressing like their fathers, becoming detail-obsessed mods or flamboyant peacocks.

Discover more about menswear in the ‘60s; a time when swinging London was the most exciting fashion capital in the world. You can explore the emergence of the mod movement and the fashion revolution that made Carnaby Street famous.

See luxury clothes designed by Mr Fish, popular amongst young aristocrats and celebrities, including David Bowie and Mick Jagger.

Featuring fashion, photography and memorabilia including John Lennon’s Cecil Gee suede jacket, Moses, Mods and Mr Fish offers an unmissable opportunity to explore the menswear revolution and discover how it helped to create the high street we know today.

Read more about the exhibition here.