August 20, 2013

Fashion Museums of the United Kingdom

Combining two interests, fashion and travel has never been easier, with the fashion capitals of the world, fashion weeks held across the world every spring and autumn, fashion and art shows and of course fashion museums covering an array of clothes and fashion subjects across the world. The UK in particular has a fine selection of fashion museums and exhibitions available so once you have finished exploring the best fashion designers and collections the independents of the UK have to offer at stores such as Boudi London head towards the museums to discover more about the clothes you’re wearing!

Here are some particularly recommended fashion museums in the UK:

Museum of Costume

The Fashion Museum also known as the Fashion Museum is located in Bath and is now 50 years old. Having been in the city for 50 years you can expect special exhibitions and events to celebrate this such as Fifty Fabulous Frocks. The exhibition takes some of the most popular couture names from the world of women’s designer clothing and has them on display until the end of 2013. The dresses you see are from both modern day designers and designers which have been featured in popular period dramas and films such as Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby. Every year the museum chooses a “Dress of the Year” and this year it is a stunning silk dress from Dior and should not be missed!

Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A Museum in London is the destination most often thought of by those looking for a fashion museum. This is due to the many world leading fashion exhibitions which are held across the year. As well as arts displays and collections there is a dedicated section for textiles and fashion which covers 3000 years across knitting, costume, fashion and artistic textiles.

Fashion and Textile Museum, London

The Fashion and Textile Museum is a hub for everything fashion in London. Covering collections of fashion items, exhibitions, fashion shows and even fashion design and illustration courses, this museum really does have it all. It is worth checking out the schedule in advance of your visit in order to get the opportunity to book a place in any workshops or courses you may be interested in. A fun way to improve your skills in an areas that interests you whilst having the joy of travelling!

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