NEWS: Victoria and Albert Museum Announces African Fashion Exhibition

The V&A have announced that it will be presenting a major exhibition celebration African fashion. Set to open in June 2022, the newly announced exhibition is set to celebrate the creativity,ingenuity and unstoppable global impact of contemporary African fashions. Featuring over 250 objects, the display will feature many from the personal archives of a selection… Read More

Review Round Up: Mary Quant, Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A’s latest fashion exhibition explores how the designer transformed the British high street. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews. The Independent: **** “Seeing such a vast array of Quant’s clothes in one space really highlights the impact of her zeitgeist-defining clothes. Beyond the miniskirt, she was a designer breaking boundaries for the… Read More

Review Round Up: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A’s first massive fashion exhibition of the year is now open to  the public. Here’s what critics have had to say about it…  The Observer: ***The V&A’s show is nothing if not replete: you’ve never seen so much silk satin, so many boned bodices and knife-edge pleats. Dior was a consummate professional and he could do it all (though, please, don’t come expecting trousers): the neatest suit (try the one of grey wool worn by Olivia… Read More

NEWS: Victoria and Albert Museum Announces First UK Exhibition Dedicated to Fashion Designer Cristóbal Balenciaga

The Victoria and Albert Museum has today confirmed that it will be presenting the first UK exhibition exploring the career and legacy of Cristóbal Balenciaga.  This first UK display devoted to the designer will look at his approach to making and will showcase pieces by his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today.… Read More

Review Round Up: Allied

Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in this latest film from Robert Zemeckis – but can it wow critics?  The Guardian: ** “plonkingly slow and clonkingly laborious wartime thriller.” Financial Times: ** ” It’s a by-the-cliché love-and-war romp anxious to invoke Casablanca yet directed with pastel-toned inertia, going on paralysis.” New York Times:  “deft and diverting World… Read More

First Impressions of… Fifty Shades Darker

Men of the world get ready to be abandoned by girlfriends and wives as the first full length trailer for Fifty Shades Darker has arrived. But what can we get from it?  Oh boy! The second it was announced that the Fifty Shades of Grey novels were going to be made into films, there was… Read More

Shoes: Pleasure & Pain @Victoria and Albert Museum: Review

The V&A’s latest exhibition focuses on how footwear has been designed over the years for both comfort and style, revealing how shoes have become artwork in their own right. Covering two floors of space (in the section where the wedding dress exhibition was), the display covers a wide range of types of shoes and history… Read More