I love going to exhibitions relating to anything Fashion, Textiles and Fun.
But there is a plethora of things going on all over the place that fall under these categories that I just can’t get to. BUT this doesn’t mean you can’t go to them?!
Here is my list of what’s going on in June:
31 March – 19 June 2016 – Moses, Mods and Mr. Fish: The Menswear Revolution
Moses, Mods and Mr Fish takes you on a journey from tailoring workshops to the boutique revolution and mod culture of the swinging ‘60s.
Explore the changing male image and menswear revolution over a 150-year period; from the 19th century formal silhouette through to the post-war period when young men stopped dressing like their fathers, becoming detail-obsessed mods or flamboyant peacocks. Held at The Jewish MuseumLondon.
There is also a workshop called In The Loop on 10 April where you could make you’re own tie.
5-8 June – Graduate Fashion Week and Exhibition
Showcasing the work of over 1,000 of the very best students and graduates from the most influential and inspiring universities around the world, Graduate Fashion Week represents the future of creative design talent. Attracting 30,000 guests each June, the annual event features 22 catwalk shows, exhibitions from over 40 universities and an acclaimed Gala Award Show alongside a packed live talks and workshops schedule featuring leading names from the fashion industry.
6 June – Mr X Stitch Hangout
Feel the itch to stitch? Mr X Stitch will be on hand at Drink, Shop & Do for a very special evening of craft, cocktails and cake. Learn all the skills you need to get stuck into this increasingly popular pastime, be inspired by some in-thread-ible designs and have a natter with other likeminded needle-bunnies. Embroidery is, like, sew hot right now.
12 June – Frock Me Vintage Fair
Join others at Chelsea Old Town Hall for some truely inspiring vintage shopping from the decadence of 1920s flapper dresses to 1950s glamour, 1960s modernism and 1970s bohemia. The 50+ stallholders are some of the very best in the business and travel across the UK and from France to trade at each of the events. Popular with stylists & designers looking to the past for design inspiration- the fair is widely regarded as one of the best vintage shopping spots in London.
Find out more here.
13/27 June – Tea Towel and Tote Bag Screen Printing
Textile designer Zeena Shah will teach you the art of Screen Printing at Drink, Shop & Do. She’ll guide you through creating your own design and getting it print ready. You’ll learn paper cutting techniques and use your cut stencils to make your finished design into a perfect screen print.
14 June – I Make Knots – Crocheted Basket
Knitting’s no longer for little old ladies. With the current arts and crafts resurgence in full swing, pump up your portfolio with I Make Knots’ super popular crochet class. They’ll show you how to make two stacking baskets at Drink, Shop & Do – the perfect handmade home decoration. Suitable for complete beginners, the price includes tools, pattern and a spool of tek-tek wool. Get up to date with this vital survival skill for the modern metropolitan.
15 June – Acrylic Jewellery Workshop
This is an introductory workshop for acrylic jewellery making, using the laser cutter and basic jewellery making techniques, providing a perfect opportunity to make your own bespoke earrings or create a professional hand made gift.
During the session you will learn how to:
• Use the laser cutter to make your bespoke acrylic pieces
• Assemble and join acrylic pieces
• Connect earring* findings
All materials and tools will be provided.
* Please note that the earrings that you will make are only suitable for pierced ears.
Find out more here.
18 June – Clothes Customisation Workshop
Join Rosie, founder of clothing brand Winifred Rose, on The Queen of Hoxton’s psychedelic rooftop this summer, as she helps you inject some sparkle into your tired old garms, updating them into beautiful, shimmering, festival- ready outfits, just in time for the summer!
Bring your own pieces along, or a crop top or t-shirt will be provided for you to transform.
Get inspired and go wild with sequins, patches, feathers (and summer vibes) included in the ticket.
You will also get the chance to shop the new Winifred Rose collection, hand made festival inspired pieces including hand embellished silk kimonos, embroidered tops and irridescent sequin leggings, visit winifredroseclothing.com for more information.
18 June – Couture Techniques
Led by Zandra Rhode’s dress maker Jolanta Cerniauskiene, this popular 1-day workshop will give you the know-how and confidence to work with high end fabrics such as chiffon and silk satin. At the Fashion and Textiles Museum, London Bridge.
20 June – Lino Printing
Get messy and creative and let someone else tidy up afterwards! Start the week off creating some art; learn to cut lino and print with different inks. Take home at least two beautiful prints that you have created by hand to hang in your home from Drink, Shop & Do.
If you would like to, feel free to bring a source of inspiration with you; a photo, a postcard or a magazine cutting. You will be working on A5 sized paper. All tools, paper and ink are included in the price of your ticket as well as a G&T or glass of wine. This workshop is suitable for Beginner’s.
23 June – Fashion Tech Meetup – 7: AI & Robotics in Fashion
Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) in collaboration with Digital Anthropology Lab invites you to an evening with inspiring talks, exciting conversations and engaging presentations. This meet up is aimed at fashion, tech and digital businesses, UAL students, graduates and alumni as well as the wider fashion and tech industry. The Meet up gives you a chance to:
- Network with fellow entrepreneurs
- Meet industry experts in fashion-tech
- Learn more about our incubator
This meetup will take place during London Technology Week and focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics in relation to Fashion. There will be speakers from different professional backgrounds who are either researching, utilising or reviewing these technologies. The panel will discuss ‘the impact AI and robotics have on design & production and what can SMEs do NOW to make the most of this new FashTech trend’.
6 May – 4 December 2016 – Missoni Art Colour
Explore the creative process of Italian fashion house Missoni and the textiles of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni in the context of 20th century fine art. One of the most respected exponents of the ‘Made in Italy’ concept, the work of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni is deeply rooted in modern art making the Missoni brand distinctive in the world of international fashion. At the Fashion and Textiles Museum, London Bridge.
There are a few event on throughout May linked to this exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum:
12 May – Missoni & Italian Art – Join Roberta Cremoncini, Director of the Estorick Collection, as she describes the major shifts in 20th century Italian art and their influence on the Missoni fashion house.
15 May – Learn to Knit – Take inspiration from the Missoni exhibition, and see how knitwear is the ultimate fashion statement for every season. This 2-hour workshop will teach you the basics of knitting, and an insight into how knitting is proven to reduce stress, develop dexterity, inspire creativity and impart a sense of achievement.
25 March – 7 Dec 2016 – Putting on the Glitz
Dazzling 1930s evening gowns take centre stage in the ‘Putting on the Glitz’ exhibition, revealing how the glitz and glamour of Hollywood was reflected in the fashions of the period at Sudley House part of National Museums Liverpool.
There is a free talk at 1pm on 13 April.
30 April 2016 – 8 January 2017 – Fashion Cities Africa
Exploring practices of dress, fashion and styling in four major African cities at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
16 April 2016– 12 March 2017 – Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
This exhibition tells the story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day. It explores the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in moulding the body to a fashionable ideal. See it at the V&A London.
See my review of this event here.
19 March 2016 – 1 January 2018 – A History of Fashion in 100 Objects
Celebrating the history of fashion from the 1500s to the present day through 100 star objects from Fashion Museum Bath’s collection.
Maybe I’ll see you at some of these events?