Access Tour Exhibition


Join guide Edward Richards for a special tour of the exhibition REBEL: 30 Years of British Fashion, delivered in British Sign Language.

2023/24 British Fashion Council's NEWGEN Cohort

What to expect

Edward Richards leads a group tour of Rebel: 30 Years of British Fashion sponsored by Alexander McQueen, our major exhibition showcasing many of the best young designers to have emerged in London over the last thirty years through the NEWGEN Programme.

Since the founding of the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN programme in 1993, successive generations of creative minds have exploded onto the fashion scene, establishing new brands, challenging existing systems and introducing innovative approaches that have influenced fashion globally. NEWGEN offers designers mentoring and business training, financial support, and opportunities to show their work, and recipients are encouraged to take risks, to experiment and above all, to find their voice.


– Tour from 11:00 to 12:00 in Ground Level gallery

– Handling session and refreshments from 12:00 to 13:00 Level 1

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Booking information

• Due to limited capacity, this tour is only for d/Deaf visitors and their companions who use British Sign Language. Hearing dogs are welcome.

• Please ensure you only book if you plan to attend and please cancel your booking well in advance if your availability changes.

Pay-What-You-Can supports visitors who might find the standard ticket price a barrier.


Edward Richards

Richards studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts and since 2002 has enjoyed delivering British Sign Language tours in Museums and Galleries to the Deaf community. He has also given socio-documentary photography talks on artists including Robert Frank and Elton John’s ‘The Radical Eye’ exhibition at Tate Modern.

The exhibition

REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion

Sponsored by Alexander McQueen. How does London repeatedly set the creative agenda? Find out in this major exhibition celebrating the city's leading role in global fashion. In collaboration with the British Fashion Council (BFC), it celebrates the 30th anniversary of the BFC’s NEWGEN programme.