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The future of fashion

_shift sees what's in store in the world of fashion over the coming months

As we sign off from our duties for _shift we didn’t want to leave you completely in the lurch, so please enjoy a compilation of future fashion events to look forward to in the coming months…

The World of Anna Sui at Fashion and Textile Museum

Anna Sui poster – Image courtesy of FTM

London’s Fashion and Textile Museum is renowned for celebrating world famous designers and their engagement with innovative, boundary-pushing techniques within fashion and textiles. From the museum’s co-founder Zandra Rhodes to Missoni the museum has showcased a host of creative artists and brands. Now the stage is set for the eclectic American-based designer, Anna Sui to stand in the Southwark-based spotlight.

This exhibition is expected to be full of bright, vibrant colours to match the designer’s signature look. Having branched into accessories, fragrance, beauty and interiors, The World of Anna Sui is set to explore all corners of the eccentric designer’s career.

The Anna Sui exhibition opens May 26 – October 1.


Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the V&A

Silk Balenciaga hat – Image courtesy of V&A

London’s central hub for art and fashion will soon explore the intricate shapes and silhouettes of the Spanish couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga. 100 pieces will make up this highly anticipated presentation, which is sure to highlight the designer’s attention to detail and precise craftsmanship in their world-renowned designs.

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion will be the UK’s first exhibition to celebrate the long-standing couture house. The event will help mark the 100th anniversary of the designer opening his first fashion house in San Sebastian in 1917 by displaying a collection of pieces to encapsulate the brand’s long, rich history.

The Balenciaga opens May 27 – February 18 2018.


Graduate Fashion Week at The Truman Brewery

Graduate Fashion Week 2014

Arts students up and down the country are currently working away on their final collections and projects to get that all-important university degree. Once completed, many students will showcase their work as part of the annual Graduate Fashion Week to show off their hard work and talent to the press, public and future employers alike.

With alumni including Burberry’s Christopher Bailey, Stella McCartney, Giles Deacon and Christopher Raeburn this event is an insight into what’s to come within the art and design world. As well as being able to revel in innovative work from emerging creative professionals, those in the industry can also view this as a networking opportunity, so take your business cards along to get collaborating too.

Graduate Fashion Week runs from June 4 – June 7.


The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains at the V&A

Pink Floyd album artwork – Image courtesy of V&A

School’s out for Summer! Well, almost. While you wait for the real thing, why not visit the V&A’s retrospective of rock legends, Pink Floyd. Explore all aspects that made up this rebel band, from staging to music to the design of their tours.

Spanning from their debut in the 1960s up to present day, visitors are invited to follow the band’s journey and discover how they acquired such a renowned status within the world of music. Combining music with art, design and fashion, Their Mortal Remains will appeal to many interests, and all be more for head-scratching than head-banging.

The Pink Floyd exhibition opens on May 13.

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