Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Glamour of Italian Fashion at London's V&A Museum
Every time I go to London, I plan to visit/see something new (not a problem in this city, which has so much to offer), and/or to meet friends I seldom see.
This is why about a week before I travel, I start looking up websites from various museums, to see what new temporary exhibitions they are offering. I always check Victoria and Albert museum's site, because most of their exhibitions are linked to luxury and fashion, and so is "The Glamour of Italian Fashion" exhibition, open till the 27th of July 2014.
I had the opportunity to see it in July and I can only recommend it for those interested in history, craftsmanship, luxury, tailoring, the "Made in Italy" label, some well-known fashion designers or some clothes/shoes/jewelry worn by celebrities. The exhibition is a bit of time-travel and while going through it, you can compare some of the couture to our modern days.
It also leaves room for interpreting the future of Italian fashion, so a must-see for everyone in the industry (but also for those who understand that fashion is part of the past, the present and the future and who understand that history and our daily life influence both the glamour and the functionality of clothes).
Enjoy your visit at the V&A Glamour of Italian Fashion exhibition.
(Picture source: http://www.vam.ac.uk/__data/assets/image/0005/238415/italian_fashion_header_1b.jpg)