Paris, Milan, New York and London are well known as fashion capitals. All host their own fashion weeks that attract celebrities, fashion bloggers and fashion followers in their hundreds and are full of shops ranging from boutiques to flagship stores that will take your breath away with their decorations and visual merchandising. This focus on fashion even extends to exhibitions which give the opportunity to people to learn about the history and inner workings of the industry.
As I am a Czech girl living in London and fashion is a big part of my life I try to attend as many fashion exhibitions as possible.
Unfortunately for you not every exhibition allows you to take pictures. I honestly prefer it because it means you concentrate on the designers ideas rather than immediately letting everyone know what you are doing though social media.
My favorite exhibition was a celebration of Alexander McQueen‘s work which took place in the Victoria and Albert Museum 2 years ago. There are no pictures in the gallery bellow as pictures were not allowed. However I did manage to record some of the other exhibitions I have attended over the last couple of years:
The “Luis Vuitton Series 3” exhibition was held in 2015. The concept of the exhibition was a reinterpretation of a fashion show. The exhibition, following on from SERIES 1 and SERIES 2, invited visitors to see into the mind of the creative director Nicolas Ghesquière and understand the inspiration for his fourth ready-to-wear show as the Artistic Director for women’s collections at Louis Vuitton.
My favorite part of the exhibition was the all-white room with mannequins wearing accessories from the range, including belts, bags and luggage. I also really enjoyed the multiple digital screens displaying the original catwalk show (which took place in Paris in March 2015). You could also had the opportunity to see how “Petite Malle” handbags are made by the craftsmen from France who actually put the bag together in front of your eyes.
The Chanel exhibition “Mademoiselle Privé” took place in the heart of Chelsea under the roof of the Saatchi Gallery. 2 floors guided you thought the history of Gabrielle Chanel’s inspirations and Karl Lagerfeld’s journey with the brand. The exhibition centered on the unique jewelry collection designed by Coco Chanel but was also full of signature pieces and iconic images of the brand.
The Burberry exhibition “Henry Moore: Inspiration & Process” was on for a short time after the London Fashion Week February 2017. It wasn’t only a celebration of the British fashion brand but also of the famous British sculptor Henry Moore. Burberry’s new collection 2017 that was just shown at LFW was on display together with work by Henry Moore. The exhibition also allowed you to explore the tools, methods and inspirations behind his work.
Get inspired and visit upcoming fashion exhibitions:
Balenciaga, Shaping Fashion: 27 May 2017 until 18 February 2018, V&A Museum
Princess Diana: Her Fashion Story: 1 March 2017 until 28 February 2018, Kensington Palace