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The Top 5 Fashion Exhibitions in London 2017

In Fashion & Art

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

When : Saturday 16 April 2016 – Sunday 12 March 2017,
Where : Victoria and Albert Museum (Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL)

The exhibition explores the history of men’s and women’s underwear designs from the 18th-century to the present day. You will be able to find over 200 different pieces and discover their history and making process. Some of them are hand made by women at home and some are designed by designers such a Stella McCartney, Rigby & Peller or Paul Smith. Come and explore relationship between underwear and fashion!

Fashion Exhibition London Victoria Albert Museum
Exhibition setup. Photo from The Jakarta Post.

The Vulgar – Fashion Redefined

When: 13 October 2016 – 5 February 2017
Where : Barbican Art Gallery ( Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS )

“Potent, provocative and sometimes shocking, the word vulgar conjures up strong images, ideas and feelings in us all. The Vulgar is the first exhibition to explore the inherently challenging but utterly compelling territory of taste in fashion, from the renaissance through to contemporary design.” The exhibition lets you explore over 120 different pieces starting from historical costumes and ending on contemporary designs (Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Moschino, Miuccia Prada, Agent Provocateur, Elsa Schiaparelli, Philip Treacy). Find your own “The vulgar” interpretation!

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The Vulgar, Fashion Redefined Exhibition, Barbican, London (Photo Barbican Art Gallery)

 International Fashion Showcase

When : 17 – 21 February 2017
Where : Somerset House Trust ( London WC2R 1LA)

Explore amazing designs made by emerging international designers from 28 countries. The exhibition’s theme is Local/Global and will take part during London’s Fashion Week this year. It will answer the questions like what gives the shape to the fashion? or “how emerging designers can transform their local culture into a global language”. If you are planning to go to London’s Fashion Week don’t forget to visit this exhibition!

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International Fashion Showcase 2017 ( Photo Somerset House Trust)

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

When : Opening on Saturday, 27 May 2017
Where : Victoria and Albert Museum (Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL)

The exhibition lets you explore over 100 clothing pieces and 20 hat designs from Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, one of the most innovative and influential designers of the 20th century.

Balenciaga designs

House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth House

When :  25 Mar 2017 – 22 Oct 2017
Where : Chatsworth House ( Bakewell , Derbyshire, DE45 1PP )

Experience fashion and style at the Chatsworth House. This amazing Cavendish family fashion exhibition is sponsored by Gucci and a few supporting sponsors. You will be able o see everything from fashion and jewellery, art, archival material, design to textiles. Highlights will include exceptional couture designed by Jean Phillipe Worth and Christian Dior, together with influential contemporary garments from designers such as Gucci, Helmut Lang, Margiela, Vivienne Westwood, Erdem, Alexander McQueen, Christopher Kane and Vetements.

London Fashion Exhibitions
Photo by Thomas Loof, courtesy of Chatsworth House
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