The V&A continues to bring the best fashion archive shows around with its latest Fashion in Motion from Peter Pilotto.
Although the V&A have been making headlines lately about whether or not to exhibit Maggie Thatcher’s power suits, any fashion lover will already know that the institution is probably the UK’s most important clothing museum and will surely have fond memories of Savage Beauty, the Alexander McQueen exhibition earlier this year.
Their latest project is a collaboration with Peter Pilotto (the British brand headed up by Pilotto himself and his business partner, Christopher De Vos). The duo, who attended the famous Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, have been firm fashion favourites for a while now, winning NewGen sponsorship from the BFC in their early years and, more recently, the Swarovski Collective Award. It’s difficult to define the brand’s aesthetic too narrowly as their designs constantly change, but they tend towards the contemporary and innovative, and frequently combine bold graphics and colours with soft, architectural shapes.
The V&A project itself will give the public the opportunity to see some of the brand’s archive highlights during four free catwalk shows on Friday 20th November. So, if you always wanted to sneak into LFW but could never quite bring yourself to give a fake name to the frightening, clipboard wielding PR person on the door, then this is your chance. Even Christopher De Vos himself is excited to be featured at such a prestigious location: “The Victoria and Albert Museum has played host to a number of talented designers and we are honoured to be holding a show there.” True enough, and with only two days to go, check out the shots below and make sure you get booking!