The sustainable fashion exhibition is a hot topic and will remain a discussion. One of the exhibits that carry the theme ‘Fashioned from Nature’ is in the Musem of Art at V & A. The exhibition is quite large and is filled all the two floors of the museum and takes visitors on a journey of fashion relations with nature.
The Victoria and Albert Museum or better known as the V & A museum is in London, England. This museum is the largest art and decorative design museum in the world, accommodating a permanent collection of more than 2.27 million objects. The museum was founded in 1852 and is named in honor of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
V & A museum is located in the Royal Borough Kensington in an area known as “Albertopolis” because of its relationship with Prince Albert, Albert Memorial and the main cultural institutions associated with it, including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Royal Albert Hall.
The V & A Museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Media and Sports. Like other British national museums, the entrance to the museum is free of charge since 2001.
The museum has the largest collection of post-classical statues in the world, with a collection of Italian Renaissance items being the largest outside Italy. The museum has Asian departments including art from South Asia, China, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world. The East Asian collections with special strengths in ceramics and metals. Overall, this museum has the largest collection in all types of art culture.
The Sustainable fashion exhibition: ’ Fashioned from Nature ‘
When visitors first enter and set foot into the building, visitors are immediately greeted with a room filled with antique collections. Some clothes are truly beautiful.
There are some beautiful dresses, made from fibers such as silk and cotton. The motifs found there are often inspired by nature such as flowers and plants. The ground floor also documents the industrial revolution, and how mass production of clothing helps in bringing high-quality clothes with cheap prices to the middle class, but the impact is the higher damage to nature due to the high demand for these fashion products.
On the second floor, the atmosphere of the exhibition changes. This floor explores the fashion world from a sustainable perspective and the steps taken by designers and producers to be kind to our planet. These fashion pieces include vintage and up-to-date pieces.
The Sustainable fashion exhibition and designers whose involved in it
Designers like Stella McCartney, a pioneer in a sustainable fashion, and Vivienne Westwood, a climate revolutionary, stand out. In there you can find an interesting ensemble designed by one of the favorite actors of the time, John Malkovich.
It was explained that Mr. Malkovich launched his first men’s clothing collection in 2017 and he liked traditional fabrics like linen. Another favorite part of this floor is a pair of trousers from Veja, which works directly with the cooperative to produce organic cotton that is grown sustainably.
Finally, in the museum visitors can enjoy learning about new and innovative techniques as exhibited by the Colorifix company, which aims to create a method of dyeing clothes that are low in the water so that it is pollution free.
The ‘Fashioned from Nature’ and the sustainable fashion exhibition run until the 27th of January 2019. It is worth of visit and very inspiring because you can see so many brands and designers who are making great progress in ways of sustainability and thinking about climate change to the earth.