Fashion Events: London Exhibitions

The ultimate trio of fashion capitals "London - Paris - New York" : this is where it all happens! From fashion weeks to fashion exhibitions, there is always something to see and do. If fashion is your passion, get some pointers from Petite AMIE on the latest and most interesting happenings.

This fall, London is offering lots of interesting fashion related events to its residents and guests. In addition to the Fashion Week and Frieze Art Fair, both major events that took place in September and October 2017, there is still much to see that will be on for several more months in the Big Smoke.

 Photo Credit: Tyler Shields   

Photo Credit: Tyler Shields

 

"Balenciaga - Shaping Fashion" at the V&A Museum

 Alberta Tiburzi in 'envelope' dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga. Photograph by Hiro Wakabayashi for Harper's Bazaar, June 1967. © Hiro 1967

Alberta Tiburzi in 'envelope' dress by Cristóbal Balenciaga. Photograph by Hiro Wakabayashi for Harper's Bazaar, June 1967. © Hiro 1967

This exhibition explores the work and legacy of the Spanish couturier, showcasing over 100 garments and hats crafted by Balenciaga, his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. It examines Balenciaga's work from the 1950s and 1960s – arguably the most creative period of his career – when he dressed some of the most renowned women of the age and became revered by his contemporaries, including Christian Dior and Coco Chanel.The exhibition features examples of Balenciaga's revolutionary shapes from this period – the tunic, sack, baby doll and shift dresses – all of which remain style staples today.

The exhibition is open daily from 10am till 5:30pm with the exception of Fridays 10am-9:30pm. The tickets are £12/$16 (concessions apply). It runs till 18 February 2018 so you still have time to get a peek!

"California: Designing Freedom" at The Design Museum

 Exhibition graphics for  California: Designing Freedom

Exhibition graphics for California: Designing Freedom

This exhibition explores how California came to have such a powerful influence on contemporary design. "Designed in California” is the new “Made in Italy”. While California’s mid-century modernism is well documented, this is the first exhibition to examine its current global reach. Picking up the story in the 1960s, the exhibition charts the journey from the counterculture to Silicon Valley’s tech culture.

You can book a visit Monday-Sunday from 10am till 5pm. Tickets are £16/$21 (concessions apply). The exhibition runs another week till 17 October 2017, hurry up! 

Louise Dahl–Wolfe: A Style of Her Own at the Fashion and Textile Museum

 Twins at the beach, Nassau, 1949, Photograph by Louise Dahl-Wolfe © 1989 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

Twins at the beach, Nassau, 1949, Photograph by Louise Dahl-Wolfe © 1989 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

This exhibition is one of a kind retrospective of Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895–1989) work as one of the most important women fashion photographers of the first part of the 20th century. The key focus of the exhibition is Dahl-Wolfe’s 22 years as leading contributor to Harper’s Bazaar. Considered a pioneer of modern fashion photography, the exhibition highlights how Dahl-Wolfe defined the image of the modern independent post-war woman.

Exhibition runs from 20 October 2017 till 21 January 2018 and is open Tuesdays to Saturdays 11am–6pm, Thursdays until 8pm and Sundays, 11am–5pm. Tickets are at £9.90/$13 (concessions apply)

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