Today I managed to finally visit the Club to Catwalk exhibition at the V&A!! I was so excited and managed to get some sketches done and a cheeky video even though sketching wasn’t allowed!!! Not happy with that!! You can check out my video on my instagram: oliviajohnson94.
There are particular areas in fashion and certain designers from the 1980’s that I don’t know much about and I had such a good time learning about them. It opened my mind and I loved to see so many garments in front of me!! The two floors of the exhibition, jam packed with everything 80’s including, in my opinion, amazing music were surrounded by the wealth of fashion history that is permanently displayed at the V&A. Unfortunately no pictures! But do go and visit for yourselves!!! It was so much fun! Do tell me about your visit as well!
My favourite designers from the exhibition would have to have been Wendy Dagworthy and Zandra Rhodes (an alumni of my university!!). I loved everything there though to be honest. I loved the knitwear, the exhibition design, the androgony and the feature on the clubs and the Blitz magazine demin jacket commissions. CHECK IT OUT!!!
I had a look at the permanent fashion collection as well, got some pictures and did some sketches…
Ossie Clark & Celia Birtwell
1920’s + 1930’s
Excellent sculpture by Rodin