LONDON, UK - Fashion Studio Magazine selected the most interesting fashion & art events happening in London in December 2013. Design duo Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff, known for their theatrical collections which reference past eras, will be the subject of the V&A’s next Fashion in Motion event. Highly recommended!
V&A's What's On listings for December:
CLUB TO CATWALK: LONDON FASHION IN THE 1980S
10 JULY 2013 – 16 FEBRUARY 2014
Club to Catwalk explores the explosion of London fashion in the 1980s and shows the creative relationship between catwalk and club wear. It looks at how the impact of underground club culture was felt far beyond the club doors, reinventing fashion worldwide. More than 90 outfits are on display, including those made specifically to be worn at clubs such as Heaven and Taboo, creations designed and worn by the flamboyant performer Leigh Bowery, studded biker outfits by Pam Hogg and Katherine Hamnett, customised denim jackets by Vivienne Westwood and Richard Cornjeo, jumpsuits by Bodymap and exuberant knitwear by Joseph and Artwork. These are shown together with accessories by designers including Stephen Jones and Patrick Cox.
With thanks to TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe.
Admission £5. To book visit www.vam.ac.uk or call 020 7907 7073 (booking fee applies).
Scarlett Cannon in Bodymap, A/W 1984, by Monica Curtin, 1985
CHRISTMAS TREE 2013
3 DECEMBER 2013 – 6 JANUARY 2014
To celebrate the festive period, the V&A has commissioned artists Helen and Colin David of English Eccentrics to create a Christmas Tree for the Grand Entrance of the Museum. The ‘Red Velvet Tree of Love’ is traditional in shape but coated in visceral red flocking to give a deep velvet like appearance. Reaching 4.75 meters high, the scarlet Christmas Tree is decorated with 79 sets of hand cast replica antlers and 67 white, heart-shaped baubles.
FASHION IN MOTION: MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF
FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER 2013; 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 20.00
Meadham Kirchhoff will be the subject of the V&A’s next Fashion in Motion. Design duo Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff are known for their theatrical collections which reference past eras. They will present highlights of their womenswear collections to date in four free catwalk shows on 6 December.
Free, booking essential. Call 020 7942 2820
Frida Kahlo notebook by Noodoll (Photo courtesy of East London Design Show)
EAST LONDON DESIGN SHOW
5 DECEMBER 2013 - 8 DECEMBER 2013
A major annual event in the capital’s design shopping calendar, come and experience a hugely refreshing alternative Christmas shopping experience to the humdrum conformity of the high street. Over one hundred of the best independent product, interior and jewellery designers, all under one roof, just before Christmas. See you there at The Old Truman Brewery in December!
Admission: £5 Concessions: £3
Source: East London Design Show
HELLO, MY NAME IS PAUL SMITH
15 NOVEMBER 2013 – 9 MARCH 2014
The Design Museum takes you into the world of fashion designer Paul Smith, a world of creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty. Celebrating his career to date and exploring future developments, the exhibition references Paul Smith’s influences and fashion designs, charting the rise of this quintessentially British label which has become one of the leading fashion brands in the world.
Looking at the impressive scale of its global operation today, the exhibition draws on Paul Smith’s personal archive, from the company’s beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today. The exhibition explores how Paul Smith’s intuitive take on design, together with an understanding of the roles of designer and retailer, have laid the foundations for the company’s lasting success and offer a unique insight into the magnificent mind of Paul Smith.
Tickets can be booked online - www.ticketweb.co.uk
Source: Design Museum