So you didn’t get invited for London Fashion Week. So maybe your invite got messed up by Royal Mail (this is just a joke, you didn’t get invited, lets move on). So maybe who cares? Its cold, its happening in a car park or something. Its going to be so boring.
And grapes are sour.
I have tried to convince myself that its too cold, too early etc etc but now that its been established that none of us are invited lets just make ourselves feel better. I am making myself feel better by going for the following fashion events instead!
1. Bejewelled Treasures at the Victoria & Albert Museum: This is an exhibit of Indian and Indian inspired jewellery. I have been to a lot of exhibits at the Victoria & Albert Museum and they are superbly curated. This is definitely on my must-see list. Have a look at some of the videos on the museum’s Facebook page – absolutely beautiful.
2. Vogue 100 at the National Portrait Gallery: This exhibit is your chance to have a look at British Vogue’s, or rather Conde Nast’s photography archive since 1916! This would cover a lot of British fashion history. I am looking forward to seeing some of Guy Borden’s work (although I am not sure if he was ever covered in the British Vogue – fingers crossed!)
3. Kate Moss: Unseen at the Zebra One Gallery: The name of the exhibit should give a clue. Kate Moss is definitely the ultimate supermodel and I can’t think of anyone who represents British fashion better. But you will have to be quick about this one – its only showing for two weeks. I am a fan – I will definitely be going.
4. Liberty in Fashion at the Fashion and Textile Museum: The museum is right next to my place and I have never been. This is sure to be pretty good since it includes pieces from Liberty’s collaboration with Vivienne Westwood, YSL and so on.
5. International Fashion Showcase 2016 at the Somerset House (free): This is a collection of work by emerging designers from 24 countries. Its a part of the London Fashion Week programme and this is a part of the public programme you can go for!
6. Fashion Rules Restyled at the Kensington Palace: I am not a fan of celebrity fashion – I think its the opposite of what fashion as an art is supposed to be (maybe more on that later!). But at the same time, their influence cannot be denied. This is a collection of fashion from and of three royal women, the Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana. I definitely think this would be the best time to spring for a ticket to the Kensington Palace.
7. Curtain Up at the Victoria & Albert Museum (free): Not strictly a fashion exhibit, this is actually about the theatre scene in New York and London. What got me excited is that the costumes from some performances including Romeo & Juliet will be displayed. I read (and hope) it includes costumes and materials from The Lion King, Chicago and Phantom of the Opera as well but this has not confirmed directly by the museum. Well, there is only one way to find out for sure!
8. David Bowie Tribute Fashion Show in Argyll Street: Catwalk by Mary Martin London who was greatly influences by David Bowie’s style. Probably a must-see for David Bowie fashion fans. Its only one day though!
A disclaimer (you know I love those!) – I have not yet been to any of the exhibits I have so excitedly recommended (some haven’t even opened yet). But I hope to go for all of them! Please report back if you go to any of these? I would love to hear from you if you enjoyed it – or not! And if you are going for London Fashion Week – can we be friends please?