Every time. This happens every time. There are exhibits in London I get really excited about when they open. I make a note of it and put it in my calendar, have long discussions with my husband about when to go, strategise on when to go to make sure its less crowded, check out what else I can look at and so on. And then I forget about them till its the last weekend before it closes. So don’t be like me – get yourself to these fantastic exhibits in London NOW! (Also, there is no procrastination allowed – the exhibits are in order of whichever is closing first and the first one closes this weekend. Yikes!)
Who would not want to see an exhibit called The Vulgar? Expect the crazy fashion – the kind of fashion you look at and wonder ‘who the hell would ever wear that’? Make sure you print and take along this free guide which should help understanding and provide some interesting background and stories. But you will have to be really quick about this one – it is closing this weekend! (Sorry!)
2. Beazley Designs of the Year at The Design Museum
What I love most about this exhibit is the variety. You will find designs from the so many different fields – art, interior, architecture, fashion, transport and so on. If you want to know about upcoming trends and what you will be seeing all over social media and trendy cafes and restaurants a year from now, you should check this out. I remember going a few years ago and seeing the Olympic torch and some gorgeous furniture. This is the exhibit where you see something and think its so clever and so simple and wonder why you didn’t think of it!
3. Undressed, A Brief History of Underwear at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Like I have mentioned a million times before, Victoria and Albert Museum is my favourite museum. I don’t remember the last time I saw an exhibit at the V&A and didn’t enjoy it. They are so well curated – you come out of the exhibit confident you know everything about the subject. Like I already mentioned, I am definitely not going to miss this one. I still remember the Savage Beauty exhibit I went for – its like nothing I have ever seen before.
4. Hair by Sam Mc Knight at the Somerset House
I had never heard of Sam Mc Knight but I am so intrigued after reading about this exhibit. This is from the exhibit description:
“He has worked on countless fashion editorial shoots (including over 190 Vogue covers), advertising campaigns and catwalk shows with supermodels Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell, and with international fashion designers Chanel and Vivienne Westwood.”
So expect some fantastic glossy and glamorous photographs. I loved the Guy Bourdin exhibit I went for at Somerset House so will definitely make it to this one.
5. Banksy at Hang-Up Gallery
This one is no. 5 of a list of five only because its a permanent exhibit! In the political climate we are in this exhibit is a must visit for everyone – I mean who doesn’t love Banksy?
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