Cars, 5 October 2019 – 19 April 2020
Future Plan Projects:
V&A Photography Centre, Opening 12 October 2018
The Ruddock Family Cast Court, Opening 1 December 2018
William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, Opening April 2019
Revolutionising old traditions into a new evocative style, Lolita fashion emerged during the 1990s as a radical form of street style born out of the Japanese taste for Hello Kitty cuteness. Lolitas are immediately recognisable by their doll-like make-up, frilly skirts, fanciful headgear, ribbons and lace.
From #Balmain to #Balenciaga, #Dior to #Schiaparelli, Paris' oldest embroidery studio Maison Lesage have painstakingly decorated the creations of the most prominent names in fashion. Join our upcoming course and discover the techniques and processes through the ages that have transformed the way we see textiles. Link in bio.
Fashion forward. This solar powered t-shirt designed by Pauline van Dongen produces enough electricity to charge a typical phone in a few hours. And if all your devices are charged, the electricity can be stored in the shirt’s battery pack for later use. Learn more about other items that are shaping tomorrow at #TheFutureStartsHere - link in bio
Native to southern Mexico, a huipil is a tunic which can be worn short like a blouse, or long like a dress. Ourfree step-by-step guide has everything you need tosew your own Frida Huipil, designed exclusively for us by @aliceandcopatterns. We want to see you get creative with different fabric, ribbons and Mexican-style decoration. Don’t forget to share pics of your creations with us! Here are two homemade examples worn by our Textile Conservation team to the exhibition opening to get you going!#InspiredbyFrida. #summersewing#FridaKahlo#freepattern
"If they’re well taken care of, if they’re mended, if they’re darned, they can live as long as you can live.’ #JameelPrize5 finalist Hala Kaiksow believes garments should be made to live with you throughout your life.
See the exquisite, sustainable clothing she was nominated for in our free Jameel Prize 5 exhibition.
Using techniques borrowed from jewellery designers, #PacoRabanne led the field of radical experimentation in elite #fashion design in the 1960's. Join our short course starting next May and explore the inspiration behind the fashion revolutionaries of 1955-75. Find out more and book - link in bio.
Provocative, decadent, iconic, Fashion photographer Helmut Newton’s style is often imitated but never matched. A mainstay for Vogue, his subversive photography commands attention and is the pinnacle of elegance. Find these in our Prints and Drawings study room. #HelmutNewton#Fashion#FashionPhotography#Photography#Vogue