London Fashion Exhibitions: on now
Big, bustling gowns fit for princesses and slick, contemporary design await in Culture Whisper's guide to the best fashion museums and retrospectives in the capital.
British photographer Tim Walker’s ethereal dreamscapes and idiosyncratic fairy-tales have entranced imaginations worldwide ever since he shot his very first fashion story for Vogue at the age at 25. Now, thirteen years later, the V&A has staged the third solo exhibition of the inimitable British fashion photographer, and it's a masterpiece.His famous subjects, often rendered almost unrecognisable by Pierrot-like make-up, are captured mid-movement, their momentum thrumming through the frame.
On now - until 8 March 2020
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Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, V&A
The V&A is to stage an exhibition exploring a treasured Japanese symbol - the kimono. Beginning with the aesthetic and social significance of its twentieth century origins in Japan, Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk will trace the garment's history and challenge the notion that it is traditional, timeless and unchanging.
29 February 2020 - 21 June 2020
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Lagerfeld: The Chanel Show, The Four Seasons
There will be limited edition artworks available to view and purchase in an adjacent gallery for the duration of the exhibition, prices start from £5,500, as well as signed copies of Procter's book.
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street, Design Museum
In the mid-1960s a handful of Chelsea boutiques sparked a fashion revolution. Freed and fuelled by creative exploration and experimentation, they began selling radical clothing to the counterculture youth. Their outrageously flamboyant designs were inspired by romantic ideas of the past; Byron-esque frilled shirts were paired with Regency brocades and plush velvet trousers were mixed with influences from Morocco and the Far East. They blurred gender boundaries with increasingly androgynous styles, creating an explosion of colour, pattern and decoration.
Beautiful People explores fabulous and rare examples from these era-defining stores and designers, examining the shared free spirit of Granny Takes A Trip, Hung On You, Apple, Biba, Mr Fish, Thea Porter, Ossie Clark and more. Clothes worn by the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix will be displayed as part of recreations of these famed boutiques.
When: 3 July 2020 - 4 October 2020