If you are ever stuck for anything to do, there is always a fashion event or exhibition to help alleviate any boredom and enhance your creativity. At Beulah London, we are inspired by British heritage, and vintage, classic designs, so visiting fashion events and exhibitions are a must for our founders, Natasha and Lavinia to make new season collections as wonderful and creative as possible.
There are so many events happening this year, but these five are the ones we will be putting into our 2017 Fashion Calendar:
Where: Victoria & Albert Museum, London
When: 27th May 2017 to 18th February 2018
See the creme de la creme of fashion shows this year and mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of Cristobal Balenciaga’s first fashion house. His were the designs that shaped the 1960s and continue to do so in the 21st century.
The collection will include items that were first collected for the V&A by fashion photographer and designer Cecil Beaton for a 1971 exhibition “Fashion: An Anthology”.
This is a must for anyone who adores the intricacies of the fashion world, and who wants to learn more about one of the founding fathers of modern womenswear.
What: House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth
Where: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire
When: 25th March to 22nd October 2017
House Style brings a collection curated by American Vogue’s international editor-at-large Hamish Bowles showing the colourful lives of the Cavendish family and their extended circle of family and friends to life. From the ‘Empress of Fashion’ Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire to Deborah Devonshire and Nancy Mitford, two of the infamous Mitford sisters, this is a must for any fashion calendar this year.
Alongside a collection of clothing going back 300 hundred years, the exhibition which is sponsored by Gucci will feature designs from Erdem, Alexander McQueen and Vetements.
Based in the heart of the Peak District, this is the perfect time to not only view some beautiful clothing, but also experience one of the most beautifully maintained stately homes England has.
What: The Met Gala
Where: New York
When: 1st May 2017
The Oscar’s of the fashion world is The Met Gala. To celebrate the opening of the new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, that of the work of Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons, the world’s most beautiful people will be dressed by the world’s most talented designers inspired by the exhibition.
Creativity will be in abundance, with outfits coming straight off the catwalks of New York and London Fashion Week too for the benefit of the designers.
What: Diana: Her Fashion Story
Where: Kensington Palace, London
When: 24th February 2017, and runs throughout 2017
This beautiful exhibition will show the evolution of the Princess’s style. From innocent, romantic garments of when she was a newlywed, to the grown-up glamorous pieces she was known of in her later life. This exhibition shows that sometimes, clothes really can empower a woman, and help speak a thousand words.
Whilst there, be sure to visit the White Garden which has been designed to complement the exhibition with flowers and foliage inspired by the Princess’s life and style.
Where: Fashion & Textile Museum, London
When: 28th January – 7th May 2017
Not exactly a fashion exhibition, but Josef Frank’s textile designs are so beautifully inspiring, that you could see them draped in the form of dresses and blouses. Trained as an architect in his home of Austria, he moved to Sweden in 1933 and that is where he developed his love for colour and created his very distinctive style for modern art.
Whilst visiting the Fashion & Textile Museum, also take a look at the ‘Festival of Textiles 2017’ display, which coincides with the Josef Frank exhibition. Here you will discover the history and traditions involved in the textile world through a series of displays, talks and workshops.