5 Must-See Fashion Exhibitions!

2019 is rapidly approaching, so what better time to round off your 2018 in style with a slice of culture? London has so much to offer in terms of fashion, so here is a list of some of the most exciting fashion exhibitions that are practically at your doorstop!

Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs

Fashion and Textile Museum

Be sure not to miss this exploration into 1930s fashion and photography! Exhibited by the Fashion and Textile Museum, the popular styles of the 1930s are displayed in all their World War II utilitarian glory. Accompanied by photographs of well-known stars from the decade sporting the iconic trends, this exhibition offers everything a fan of the 1930s era could want!

Tickets are just £7 for students and are available to purchase here:

https://ftmlondon.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

Open from: 12th October 2018- 20th January 2019

Fashioned from Nature

V&A Museum

This in-depth exhibition explores the relationship between nature and fashion. Learn more about the issues caused by the fashion industry, the production of clothes inspired by and directly using elements of nature, and the overall relationship between the natural world and style. Even if you’re not at all interested in the fashion industry, this is still not one to be missed, as it delves into issues of environmentalism alongside its stunning displays of clothes. Including items from the seventeenth century onwards, this exhibition covers a multitude of eras and debates that makes it well worth the money!

Tickets are £12 and are available to purchase here:

https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/fashioned-from-nature

Open from: 21st April 2018 – 27th January 2019

100 Women

SHOWstudio

This innovative exhibition provides a completely different look into the fashion industry, offering the viewpoint of some of the world’s top models in relation to women’s suffrage. As a celebration of 100 years of women’s suffrage, SHOWstudio have dedicated an area to celebrating women such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner. The aim of this show is to give the models the power to take control of how they are depicted, resulting in a collection of stunning fashion illustrations of each model involved.

Free entry, tickets are not required.

Open from: 2nd November 2018 – 31st January 2019

Rainer Ganahl: Comme des Marxists

Fashion Space Gallery

Rainer Ganahl aims to challenge our perception of the fashion industry with his project that focuses on capitalism, consumerism and class (to name a few). This exhibition offers a thought provoking insight into the politics of fashion, linking to areas such as class struggles, fashion design and consumption. Drawing on examples of fine art and fashion, this exhibition finds inspiration in everything from Comme des Garçons to Blinky Palermo to Karl Lagerfeld.

Free entry, tickets are not required.

Open from: 5th October 2018 – 12th January 2019

Richard Malone: Rinse, Repeat

NOW Gallery

Learn all about Richard Malone’s design process in this captivating exhibition. Having been inspired by the River Thames and the landscape of the Greenwich Peninsula, this interactive installation focuses on fashion, art and movement. Discover the techniques used in Malone’s sketchbooks, listen to transcripts of his design meetings as he studies the female body, and study hanging fabric structures of Malone’s designs. If the process behind imagining and creating a fashion line is of interest, this is definitely the exhibition for you!

Free entry, tickets are not required.

Open from: 28th  November 2018 – 27th January 2019

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