CreateVoice Fashion Fest at V&A 2012
I love the Victoria and Albert museum – which arty Londoner doesn’t?! For starters it’s free entry, but it also boasts some of the best permanent exhibitions in London from fashion through to famous costumes to sculpture and has some of the most talked about temporary shows in the UK including the recent Hollywood Costumes and Diaghilev et les Ballet Russes, the last big exhib I saw there. Have you seen anything good there recently?
That’s not all folks! Among loads of other educational initiatives, the V&A also have their own Youth group, CreateVoice which my dear friend Jazmine is part of, who organise brilliant free events for under 25 years olds. One of their latest big projects was a fashion festival with an impressive line up of talks which certainly outshone my university timetable. Sarah Mower of Vogue had a good public chat with the legendary Mary Katrantzou (see top photo!), ASOS Marketplace presented how-to’s, there was advice on portfolios and guidelines on how to become a stylist too.
After filling my brain with interesting fashion facts, it was time to get messy with a fantastic DIY den where you could make your own jewellery from leather, vinyl, a sea of rivets and a plethora of inspiring objects and materials. Restricted for time, I knocked together a simple leather cuff a la Charlie May, which I’ll show you in my next post! This is what I wore on my chilly day out.Darling Clothing / Velvet bow platform sandals – ASOS (black version still in store)