Shoes @ V & A

A good pair of shoes has the power to elevate an outfit, to make the wearer feel special and demonstrate a piece of someone’s signature style. Shoes can be a source of comfort, pain, elegance and desire. Throughout history, the humble shoe has been a symbol of status and luxury around the globe, with the […]

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Is Fashion an Art?

September not only means the start of the new academic year. While millions of children and students around the world are readying themselves for essays and lectures, the world’s sartorial elite cast their eyes to New York, London, Paris and Milan for a month of four consecutive weeks of fashion. What does this have to […]

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Italian Glamour @ V&A

Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, Gucci, Missoni, miu miu, Moschino, Prada and Valentino. This is a list of just some of the most prominent brands in Italian fashion. It is fair to say, that while most think of Paris as the sartorial centre of the world, Italy has provided, and continues to provide a spectacular range […]

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Meadham Kirchoff @ V&A

Some of the greatest British designers have been holding catwalk shows at the Victoria and Albert Museum over the past few years. Shows from Gareth Pugh to Erdem Moralioglu have gracefully been staged in the museum which is most famous for its art. These shows come under the title ‘Fashion in Motion’, and I was […]

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Chinese Art @ V&A

The Victoria and Albert are now showing one of the most lovely exhibitions that I have seen in a very long time. It is like a love letter from the west to the east, in admiration of centuries of sumptuous Chinese art. The work on display begins from 700 to 1900 allowing us westerners a […]

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