Thursday, January 12, 2012

What's on @ The V&A?

God Bless the VandA for helping me beat my new year blues. Every year they out do themselves, what with all the talks, seminars and extra bits and bobs they put together, and this is on top of all the awesome exhibitions. The January - March timetable is bursting with must see talks, from some super fabulous people. Hurry up and book though...these are hot!

Balenciaga: The Work of the Master
''Discover Balenciaga, one of today’s leading luxury brands. Join author Miren Arzalluz and VandA Senior Curator Lesley Miller as they present the man behind the label, Cristóbal Balenciaga and the roots of his Parisian success''. Mon 23 January 2012 19:00 @ The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre.Angela and Margherita Missoni
''Hear Angela and Margherita Missoni, Creative Director and Designer of the Italian fashion house Missoni discuss the company’s style and the future of Italian design''.Wed 25 January 2012 19:00 @ Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre.Anna Dello Russo

''Hear editor-at-large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan discuss current and future trends in global fashion. Self-confessed ‘passionate fashionista’, dello Russo has made fashion her life''. Fri 17 February 2012 19:00 @ The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre.

Mary Quant: The Best of British Design

''Join fashion legend Mary Quant in a discussion of her extraordinary life and career. The creator of the mini skirt, hot pants, sweater dresses and brightly coloured stockings, Quant was a key figure in the development of Swinging London''. Fri 16 March 2012 19:00 @ The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre.

Henry Holland

''Discover fashion designer Henry Holland's London look which is constantly inspired by the variety of cultures, attitudes and mindsets that exist in the capital. Now firmly established on the international fashion scene, he discusses his ideas and recent work''. Fri 23 March 2012 19:00 @ The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture.