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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

London show examines club fashion

28th December 2012


Next year will see the Victoria & Albert Museum presenting a new show that will look at the link between London clubs and the international fashion scene.

From Club to Catwalk will focus on the influence of outfits worn in London nightclubs and their impact on the trends see across the world during the 1980s.

Visitors staying in central London hotels will be given the chance to see work from a number of top designers as part of the unique exhibition. It is expected that more than 85 outfits created by names such as John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and Katherine Hamnett will be used to highlight the strong influence of the underground club world on fashion trends.

Fashion designer Stevie Stewart of Body Map explained that the impact of London clubs had a strong influence on British culture.

"Each group of people, whether they were fashion designers, musicians or dancers, filmmakers or whatever, living together, going out together and at the same clubs … had a passion then for creating something new … that was almost infectious," explained Stewart.

The exhibition will look at a number of styles during the 1980s including Fetish, Goth, Rave, High Camp and New Romantics

Admission to the show costs £5 each and the exhibition will open to the public from July 10th 2013 to February 16th 2014.

The Victoria & Albert Museum is a must for those planning London getaways as it is close to a number of top attractions including the Science Museum and the Natural History museum so is perfect as part of a day out in the capital.


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