13 September 2010
Drawing Fashion celebrates a unique collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. These original works define the fine art of illustrating fashion, from the collections of Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Poiret as well as Viktor & Rolf, Lacroix and McQueen.
This exhibition showcases fashion illustrators at their creative heights. Film-clips, news reels, music and photography will sit alongside the original illustrations to reflect not only the spirit and the style of the decades but also the wider social and cultural changes of the century. Click here for more info.
Somerset House will host a display of Matthew Williamson's work, to coincide with the publication of his new book. The exhibition will offer a unique insight into the life of one of the most original and exciting fashion designers working today. The book, published by Rizzoli, celebrates Williamson’s colour-drenched creations embellished with exquisite embroidery and beading. Photographs of Williamson’s textile designs, celebrity fashion shoots, and mood boards, sketches and scrapbooks reveal his influences and inspirations.
The exhibition is on from 13th October - 30th January and is free to enter, click here for more information.
Origin is the Crafts Council's annual showcase of original contemporary craft, bringing together over 200 of the most innovative UK and international makers as selected by a panel of leading experts. Origin will be at old Spitalfields market from 23rd - 29th September, tickets cost £8 each. Click here for more information.