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Monday, January 26, 2015

Our Favourite Fashion Exhibitions for 2015

If you’re a fashion or accessory designer, this year's going to be a bumper one for you, with a plethora of fashion exhibitions opening at some of London's top museums.

Our favourites below, will give you an idea of what to look forward to:-

Thea Porter:70s Bohemian Chic 
Thea Porter was the original fashion bohemian – inspired by her Damascus upbringing , she was one the first designers to introduce striking Middle East prints to the UK market and built up a huge global fan base. This show, with over 150 exhibits,  charts her journey from London to Hollywood's high society
Fashion and Textile Museum
February 6 – May 3 2015

Shifting Patterns: Pacific Barkcloth Clothing
Sounds strange, but clothing and accessories out of barkcloth is a 5,000 year old tradition. This show features headdresses, clothing and masks from New Guinea to Easter Island and explores creative history of ancient civilisations
British Museum
February 5 – Aug 16 2015

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
This dazzling retrospective is an ode to one of London’s most extraordinary talents and will have over 200 exhibits on display – even more than the original 2011 New York sell out show.
V & A
March  14 – 19 2015

Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style
The severe rationing during the Second World War encouraged the make do and mend ethos. This exhibition explores the extraordinary creativity that flourished as a result, and takes a peak in to the wartime wardrobe.
Imperial War Museum
March 5 – Aug 31 2015

3D Print Show
3D printing is pushing fashion’s boundaries and is being used for anything from intricate couture gowns to personalised trainers. This exhibition, at the Old Truman Brewery, features a catwalk display of 3-D printed creations
3D Print Show
May 21-23

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
This exhibition explores the agony and ecstasy of extreme footwear and includes over 200 pairs ranging from gold-leaf sandals from ancient Egypt, Zaha Hadid architectural heels and Viviemene Westwood platforms that notoriously floored Naomi Cambell.
V & A 
June 13 2015 – Jan 13 2016

Riviera Style: Resort & Swimwear since 1900
From the English seaside to the Côte d’Azur and California, Riviera Style celebrates fashion at its most fun. With swimsuits and sarongs, brightly patterned beach cover-ups, boat neck Bretons and beach pyjamas, palazzo pants and playsuits, bikinis and burkinis, the exhibition features over 100 years of clothes for leisure.
Fashion and Textile Museum
22 May – 29 August 2015

If there are any others you think we should include, let us know.