Monday, 10 June 2013

London: V&A Fashion Museum

My passion for fashion has probably started when I was 16 and it`s been growing since then year by year. I have never studied fashion so now I`m trying to educate myself and soak up as much information as as possible about the history of fashion, the design, the styling, the marketing of fashion, and so on. Basically anything I can get my hands on. I definitely know now more than I knew when I was 16 and  more than I knew last year. 
This is why last Sunday I headed over to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London which is the world`s largest museum of arts & design, and I must say, I truly adore it! I have mostly focused on the history of fashion in this post, however the museum hosts some amazing art pieces from ancient times till nowadays, from cultures from all over the world such as Europe and Asia. A truly inspirational place to visit.
All the photos below are in descending chronological order, starting from the 21st century and going back to the 18th century.

Dries van Notes ensemble from spring/summer 2008 collection.
Alexander McQueen dress and clutch from his last autumn/winter 2010 collection. McQueen was fascinated with history and the pattern of this dress is digitally printed from a German altarpiece.
After Second World War Paris became the centre of luxurious, haute couture fashion. This is the time when designers such as Christian Dior, Balenciaga & Givenchy, dictated the changes in fashion worldwide. 

Cristobal Balenciaga tweed suit from autumn/winter 1954 collection.
Gorgeous Givenchy evening dress 1964.
Dior evening ensemble autumn/winter 1954.

 One of my personal favourites: Charles James 1938 silk dress. The print is just amazing!
 Swimwear from the `20s -`40s. We have seen a lot of inspiration from this era in the current spring/summer collections.
 Wedding dress 1851. White wedding dresses were made popular in the 19th century by Queen Victoria and prior to those times, brides used to marry in dresses in different colours, including black!
Court fashion 1750-1800. 

Alina Anghel.xx

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  1. wow, that´s so interesting and inspiering!

  2. In modern society, people love fashion very much because it gives people a lot of amazing things including beautiful evening dress and the most fashionable design of fashion world.

  3. oh my!! this is really very nice and fashionable!
    and every detail is a work of an art!

  4. May I just say 'WOW' ?!

    xx Oksana

  5. AMAZING!!! love it!! thanks for sharing it

  6. E o expozitie grozava.

    Am vazut si eu un numar de expozitii de moda in muzeele din Toronto de-a lungul anilor, cu niste exponate care erau mai mult decat piese vestimentare, erau bucati din istoria modei. Acum 2 ani am vazut la muzeul Royal Ontario Museum din Toronto o expozitie a unor tinute si textile create intre sec. 18 si 21. Cea mai interesanta piesa din acea expozitie mi s-a parut rochia cu imprimeu de ziar creata de John Galliano for Christian Dior din colectia de toamna-iarna 2000-2001 pe care Carrie Brandshaw a purtat-o in sezonul 3 al serialului "Sex and the City" si in filmul "Sex and the City 2".

    O alta expozitie interesanta pe care am vazut-o la Toronto in 2011 a fost o colectie de 14 rochii care au apartinut Printesei Diana si care au fost scoase la licitatie de Diana in scopuri caritabile in 1997, cu putin timp inainte de decesul sau, si a doua oara in 2011, de catre persoana care le-a cumparat in 1997.

    Te pup!