Cecil Beaton; 'Sailor' Print for Zika Ascher Fabrics, 1948. Adapted for Wallpaper by Beau­desert, 2010.

Cecil Beaton; 'Sailor' Print for Zika Ascher Fabrics, 1948. Adapted for Wallpaper by Beau­desert, 2010.

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Sample from Textile Designer Zika Ascher, who came to England from Prague in 1939. Dress fabric, Celia Birtwell, 1966. Museum no. T.230A-1988

Sample from Textile Designer Zika Ascher, who came to England from Prague in 1939. Dress fabric, Celia Birtwell, 1966. Museum no. T.230A-1988

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Ad for scarves by husband and wife Zika and Lida Ascher, the duo who would produce and provide printed and woven patterns for Balenciaga, Pierre Cardin, Dior, Givenchy, and Yves Saint Laurent among others.

Ad for scarves by husband and wife Zika and Lida Ascher, the duo who would produce and provide printed and woven patterns for Balenciaga, Pierre Cardin, Dior, Givenchy, and Yves Saint Laurent among others.

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Designed by sculptor Henry Moore, 1950's. Although best known for his sculptures, Moore was approached by Czech textile manufacturer Zika Ascher to create designs for scarves. Moore worked closely with Ascher, producing fabrics which were versatile and practical, yet remained vibrant works of art. More can be seen in the book "V and A Pattern - The Fifties" by Sue Prichard.

Designed by sculptor Henry Moore, 1950's. Although best known for his sculptures, Moore was approached by Czech textile manufacturer Zika Ascher to create designs for scarves. Moore worked closely with Ascher, producing fabrics which were versatile and practical, yet remained vibrant works of art. More can be seen in the book "V and A Pattern - The Fifties" by Sue Prichard.

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