Frida Kahlo: Colour and style

There has been much excitement in the UK about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo ever since the major exhibition Frida Kahlo – Making Herself Up opened at the V&A back in June 2018. And the exhibition is great; a fascinating and insightful mixture of her public works and her private possessions, artefacts never seen outside Mexico before. The exhibition runs until November but is pretty much sold out, with just a few tickets available from the museum on the day.

Meanwhile, here in Edinburgh we have been inspired by Frida since our first trip to Mexico back in 2001. Her image and style surrounds us in our shop in Stockbridge, Edinburgh and we are always delighted to introduce her to a new audience.

Frida beaded curtain

Frida’s keep her eye on us, above our collection of Otomi embroidered blouses

Kahlo’s dramatic style suits reproduction and in both our shops online and in store we carry a range of products featuring her striking image.

Frida Retablos on display in the Caoba shop in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Frida Retablos on display in the Caoba shop in Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Viva Frida. Detail from the Alexander Henry fabric of the same name

Viva Frida. Detail from the Alexander Henry fabric of the same name

Viva Frida! Shopping bag

Viva Frida! Shopping bag available from our Stockbridge shop and online store

 

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