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Stop for a minute and think. Discover now the Top 6 reasons to explore Fashion Design 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.

Court and Country 1750-1800

Court fashion in the 18th century was characterized by the use of extravagant and exclusive silk textiles. High-quality silks, based on English flowers. Mantua-makers (dressmaker) made fashion dolls as a way of spreading information about the latest styles. Shoes had high, curved heels, made of fabric or leather, with separate shoe buckles. They were either shiny metal, usually in silver—sometimes with the metal cut into false stones in the Paris style—or with paste stones.

 

Photo credits by Chrysanthi Kosmatou

 

By Chrysanthi Kosmatou, January 9/2019.