Thursday, 21 June 2018

Victoria and Albert Museum - Fashioned from Nature ★★★★★ Time Out ‘It’s about the future of fashion – and the planet’

Victoria and Albert Museum
Fashioned from Nature
Fashioned from Nature
Open now

Supported by the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp – CELC

★★★★★ ‘
It’s about the future of fashion – and the planet’
Time Out

‘An exhibition that shocks, inspires, and leaves you with the unshakeable urge to reconsider your wardrobe’
Culture Whisper

This seminal exhibition invites you to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day. Over 300 beautiful, intriguing and unsettling objects highlight fashion’s dependence on the riches of nature for inspiration, energy and raw materials.

Designs from Calvin Klein to Stella McCartney show how contemporary designers are creating exciting sustainable fashion. Marvel at groundbreaking fabrics made from wine industry waste, recycled shoreline plastic and even a dress made from plant roots.

Fashioned from Nature provokes questions on how the industry and we, as consumers, can contribute to a vibrant but more responsible fashion system that respects, protects and celebrates the natural world.

Join the conversation #FashionedfromNature

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Additional support from G-Star RAW
Michelle Lowe-Holder uses end-of-line and vintage haberdashery to hand-make her unique and bold jewellery which features in Fashioned from Nature. Make one of these beautiful bracelets yours.
Fashioned from Nature: Practical Workshop Day
Saturday 28 July, 10.30 – 17.00

In celebration of our Fashioned from Nature exhibition, we are hosting a day of nature-inspired practical workshops, giving you the chance to try your hand at weaving, paper flower making and still life drawing.
Book now 
Colour and Light
Friday 31 August & Saturday 1 September, 10.30–17.00

Learn to use alternative processes to create unique patterns on cloth that transform with light. Inspired by photograms in the V&A collection, you explore camera-less photography, smart materials and photosensitive inks. 
Designing a Sustainable Future 
Friday 5 October, 10.30 – 17.00

Discover emerging alternatives in fashion and textile production and design. Join industry experts to explore ways to reduce the environmental impact of fashion, from small-scale innovations to new methods explored by global brands.
Textiles: Ancient to Modern
Thursdays 27 September 2018 - 11 July 2019

Over three terms, explore the materials and skills that have produced some of the greatest textiles in our collection, from glittering embroidery to muted tweeds.
Book now 
The Imagination Station
Saturdays, 30 July  27 August,
10.30 – 17.00

Become a sustainable fashion designer, make new work and learn about the circular economy. Work alongside ONEBYME designers on Fridays and Sundays.
Digital Design Drop-in
Saturdays, 20 October, 24 November &
8 December, 13.00 – 16.00

Join ‘show and tell’ presentations of new cutting-edge projects and chat with digital artists and designers who are working with wearable technologies, electronic textiles and innovative materials inspired by nature.
Pop-up Performance 
Saturdays 7 – 21 July,
11.00, 13.00, 15.00

Come on an adventure with Clara Button and the Magical Hat and take part in exciting and unique performances suitable for all ages.
Drop-in Design
Sundays 1 – 29 July, 10.30–17.00
Think as a contemporary fashion designer and design your own magical hat inspired by the book Come on an adventure with Clara Button and the Magical Hat and the Fashioned from Nature exhibition using reusable materials.
We Love Linen!
Discover the next generation of flax and linen product designs from Chelsea College of Arts in this special event I Love Linen.