Monday, 30 September 2013

Club To Catwalk


On a trip to London on Friday the 27th my university course (Fashion Retail Management) and I took a trip to London. We were given a list of a few exhibitions and venues which are iconic to help inspire us for our first coursework project. The V&A had on a display showing fashion in London in the 1980's. They showed over 85 outfits with bold, exciting looks from various influential designers of the decade such as Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano.

 Unfortunately no photography was allowed otherwise I definitely would've shared my snaps with you. This is a great exhibition to see if your interested in previous fashion era's or vintage. Some of the clothing shown in the exhibition is similar to the ones in high streets now especially with oversized being something which is becoming more and more prominent. Its also so weird yet interesting to see how much fashion has progressed in just these few years. Watching  few of the catwalk shows they had playing are completely different to the classic runway styles we have now. I don't want to spill too much in case you do want to attend the exhibition, its only £5 for a student and its open until the 16th of Feb so you have plenty of time to go.
The exhibition traces the emerging theatricality in British fashion as the capital’s vibrant and eclectic club scene influenced a new generation of designers. Also celebrating iconic styles such as New Romantic and High Camp, and featuring outfits worn by Adam Ant and Leigh Bowery, the exhibition explores how the creative relationship between catwalk and club wear helped reinvent fashion, as reflected in magazines such as i-D and Blitz and venues including Heaven and Taboo. The grunge styles are perfect for the autumn/winter trends this year with prints like tartan and checks being something often linked in with the 'punk' style popular of the era.
Here's a cheeky selfie of me and some of the FRM girls before our visit to the exhibition. Have you already been to the exhibition? What did you think? Would love to hear more feedback!

Aine x
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