Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s

Jul 10-Feb 16 2014

Time Out says

The V&A summer blockbuster for 2013 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' will reflect 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 will focus on young designers who found themselves on the world stage for the first time. The mezzanine gallery, meanwhile, will concentrate on club wear, grouping garments by tribes such as Fetish, Goth, Rave and New Romantics.

V&A details

V&A, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL


The V&A houses one of the world's greatest collections of decorative arts, in such varied fields as ceramics, sculpture, portrait miniatures and...

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Transport South Kensington 


020 7942 2000, bookings 08445 791940

10am-5.45pm daily, until 10pm Fri (selected galleries only)