University of Brighton
Dress and Textile History Teaching Collection
Walter Fielden Royle designs for printed dress textiles, 1920-1961.
Teaching Collection number TEAF 329
These images contain men's cotton print shirting designs, perhaps mostly from the post WW2 period. A typical selection of designs and colours is shown here.
This collection in its entirety consists of a rare group of over 330 unsold original fashion/dress and shirting designs produced for the textile print trade in Manchester between 1926-1961. Our Brighton collection contains 7 packets of 301 original designs on paper - 109 designs for women's fashion fabrics and a further 201 designs for men's shirtings. Every design is different from the other - hand painted on card, mostly by Fielden Royle.