Tailored to Fit 1940-1960, Victoria and Albert Museum/Photo credits by Think-Feel-Discover.

Stop for a minute and think. Discover now the Top 6 reasons to explore the Tailored to Fit at the Victoria and Albert Museum during London Fashion Week. Open your eyes and see.

Being inspired by the cultures from different countries, the idea for my visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum during London Fashion Week came into my head after my visit to London last February. The exhibition of Fashion Design challenged my creative imagination. To me, the influence of the place we live, it gives different ways of designing. But why to explore Fashion Design at a museum? The result is a proud homage to the textile industry. This exhibition is inspired by ancient textile techniques and manufacturing technologies. I do believe that through my lens, we will discover together memories that symbolize the limitless designer’s creations for generations to come. Here, I rediscovered six top reasons to flourish your aesthetics into images of historical heritage:

♦ Invest in culture:

Culture remains the core of fashion design. It gives freedom and responsibility to develop new techniques for innovative ideas.

♦ Keep on learning from History:

History reveals the handcrafting methods of a country’s design. Focusing on the fashion heritage, we learn about style more than a century ago. A real source of inspiration to discover designs beauty.

♦ Find your voice:

Focus on the design details. Dare to tell your story and imagine your design ideas.

♦ Focus on quality:

Open your eyes and focus on high technical design techniques. In a world that we always have a choice, focus on what’s worth your attention.

♦  In search of  the unknown:

Sometimes, people, you may not think typically make sense within your field of interest. You never know what will come of exploring the history of design.

♦ Take risks:

Experimentation is the key to innovative design and pushes the boundaries of what we know and don’t know.






Tailored to Fit 1940-1960

Before the Second World War, bespoke fashion in London was mainly the work of tailors and court dressmakers. The Incorporated Society of London Fashion Designers was formed in 1942. Most of its members were based in Mayfair and Savile Row. They became known for their practical, beautifully made tailoring using the finest tweeds and woolen fabrics from Scotland.

In the late 1940s, the square-shouldered, masculine fashions of the war changed in response to Paris trends. London couturiers favored two silhouettes: the first narrow waisted and full-skirted in line with Christian Dior’s New Look, the second with an elegant, streamlined profile that foreshadowed the clean lines of the 1960s.











Photo credits by Think-Feel-Discover.com

By Chrysanthi Kosmatou, January 12/2019.