Fashioned from Nature at Victoria & Albert Museum
Fashion, Gallery 40 | 21 April 2018 – 27 Jan 2019
Fashioned from Nature is generously supported by the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp – CELC
Fashioned from Nature is an exhibition that traces the complex relationship between fashion and the natural world since 1600. It shows how fashionable dress recurringly draws on the beauty and power of nature for inspiration.
Fashioned from Nature draws also attention to the use of innovative fabrics. Vegea use grape waste from the wine industry to form a leather-substitute and a Ferragamo ensemble made from ‘Orange Fiber’ derived from waste from the Italian citrus industry are on display.
Centre for Sustainable Fashion presents two interactive installations at the V&A’s Fashioned from Nature exhibition. CSF’s installations will explore Fashion Now and Fashion Future.
‘Fashion Now’ takes five iconic contemporary fashion pieces and using sensors, visitors are able to explore the unseen impact on nature of the construction, making, wearing and discarding of each item.
‘Fashion Future’ immerses viewers into the fashion world of the future, inviting us to question what fashion means and show us a future we are yet to imagine.
GFC and CSF are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for up to 20 people to visit Fashioned From Nature, with an introduction and welcome to the exhibition from curator Edwina Ehrman on 2nd November at 10am.
After visiting the exhibition delegates will meet the V&A’s two Fashioned From Nature Residents, Bridget Harvey and Arianna Nicoletti, visit their V&A studio and learn more about their practice in the fields of sustainable deign and their research on the V&A’s collections.
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