The V&A homes in on the 1980s, one of the most bonkers decades in fashion history. It was an era when experimentation and appropriation was rife and music and club culture had a massive influence on mainstream fashion, as well as haute couture. 'From Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s' reflects this, showing work by designers including Katharine Hamnett, Betty Jackson, John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood and highlighting the way magazines such as i-D and Blitz reflected an emerging theatricality in fashion. The ground floor gallery focuses on young designers who found themselves on the world stage for the first time. The mezzanine gallery, meanwhile, concentrates on club wear, grouping garments by tribes such as Fetish, Goth, Rave and New Romantics.
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