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Sixth Form Textiles Trip to London

Published on 01/10/18

The Textile Design pupils  had a very busy day visiting four fashion and textiles exhibitions in London. At the Design Museum they visited the Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier exhibition. This major fashion exhibition celebrates the timeless beauty of the haute couture designer Azzedine Alaïa. The pupils were able to view his innovative silhouettes and materials behind the designer's unique creations. The pupils then visited the Beazley Designers of the year 2018 exhibition which showcases the most original and exciting products, concepts and designers in the world today across six categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Product, Graphics and Transport.  The pupils went on to visit the Fashioned from Nature exhibition at the V&A Museum. The exhibition explores the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day. It presented fashionable dresses alongside natural history specimens as well as innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes.

Finally,  the pupils walked to Brompton Road  to see the Nick Knight’s  photographic fashion installation The Knights of Knightsbridge. This  is an 11 metre high and 120 meter wide photographic installation featuring 18 striking fashion images, depicting creations from fashion designers including, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens, Iris van Herpen,Yohji Yamamoto and by John Galliano. It is probably the biggest fashion photograph ever displayed.