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Stunning iconic Frida Kahlo show at the V&A Museum
The stunning iconic Frida Kahlo show at the V&A Museum, Frida Kahlo – Making Herself Up opens on June 16th and runs till November 4th 2018. The show has an emphasis on how Frida fashioned her identity against the struggle she had with bad health due to Polio in her childhood and a devastating near fatal bus crash when she was just 18 years old which weakened her ...
The Design Museum presents Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier
The Design Museum in London presents Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier, a major exhibition exploring the late designer’s unique creative talent and the timeless beauty of his work. Azzedine Alaïa superb use of contour is shown in vintage gowns that the couturier personally recut himself to fit the 6’11” mannequins used for display here were completed before his untimely death in November last year at the age ...
The V&A tackles fashion sustainability with Fashioned from Nature
The V&A Museum tackles fashion sustainability in its new fashion exhibition for the summer season Fashioned from Nature which opened this weekend just in time for Earth Day around the globe. Covering the past from 1600 to the present day the introductory garments show how fashion’s inspiration not only has come from nature but also taken the creatures themselves with the use of feathers, fur and even beetle ...
The Vulgar: Fashion redefined haute couture at Barbican Art Gallery
The new exhibition, The Vulgar:Fashion Redefined at the Barbican Art Gallery has a very wide definition of vulgar indeed. Running from 13th October to 5th February it is a blockbuster show for the Barbican Centre. Divided into spaces with a different definition of vulgar in each and with outfits running from the Renaissance through to the current day what this show does offer is a fantastic opportunity to see stunning ...
You Say You Want a Revolution – Records and Rebels
You Say You Want a Revolution – Records and Rebels 1966 – 1970 is the new exhibition blockbuster at the V&A Museum which opens on Saturday 10th September. Anyone with an interest in the amazing 1960’s youth-quake will love this exhibition, there is just so much material that it seems incredible it all happened in just 5 years and graphic design aficionados will especially love it for all the album and wall art displayed. I ...
Missoni archive at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London
A new exhibition with the Missoni archive opens at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London today – Missoni Art Colour and runs to the 4th September. The exhibition explores the influence of  mid – 20th Century modern art on the founders of the Missoni line, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni and showcases over 40 paintings from the MA*GA museum and private collections in Italy. It is fascinating to ...
Savage Beauty Alexander McQueen at the V&A Museum London
There’s not much to say about Savage Beauty Alexander McQueen, the retrospective at the V&A Museum in London other than please just go and see it, this is so much more than just a fashion exhibition. Stunning in every way, the exhibits are so well done, the body of work so impressive, innovative and well displayed that it takes the breath away. It really ...
The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014 at the V&A Museum in London
The Glamour of Italian Fashion is this spring’s big luxurious exhibition at the V&A Museum in London. With a wide spanning era of 1945 – 2014 it shows the development of the luxury high end fashion we associate from Italy  which began very slowly after the Second World War had left Italy devastated with only 50% literacy and the majority ...
Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980’s, the V&A Museums latest fashion exhibition
Opening on the 10th July,  Club to Catwalk provides a companion exhibition to the huge ‘David Bowie is’ showing how the influence of the individualistic club scene that grew up in the wake of Ziggy Stardust and punk, influenced mainstream fashion the world over with London as its focus and generator. The ground floor focuses on the work of the main fashion designers of the ...
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