Daily Swatch: Fabric From Horrockses Fashions

Floral stripe in three colorways by Joyce Badrocke for Horrockses Fashions (date unknown). Badrocke created the o’s with a manual typewriter.

Image credit: Archive of Art & Design at the V&A. Book review of Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the ’40s and ’50s by Christine Boydell here.


  1. DianeY says:

    I use IE -not sure what version, but fairly recent since it came with my computer with Windows7.
    No problem with the comments.
    However, the photos you have included with the Horrockses Fashions, both in this post & your previous posts, do not show up. All of your other photos do.

  2. jane doe says:

    Ditto above. I still don’t see the Horrockses and someone else info was pre-populated in the comments. I use IE pre-8 (I only know because it asks if I want to upgrade everytime I use it)