This page lists fashion exhibitions and art exhibitions with a fashion interest on view in London. The lists are organised according to the end date of the exhibitions, with those about to close listed first. Modeconnect also lists London art exhibitions and art and fashion exhibitions on show for free in London. If you have missed “Horst: Photographer of Style”, “Malevich” or “Hello My Name is Paul Smith”, you may be interested in reading our reviews.

This page was last updated on the 28-1-2015.


Fashion Exhibitions in London

 

Don’t Stop Now: Fashion Photography Next – Part 1

at the Fashion Space Gallery

“An exciting glimpse into the wealth of contemporary practices in fashion photography which result in a dynamic, colourful and multi-faceted display. Explaining the concept behind the show curator Magdalene Keaney said, “If someone tells you not to stop it means you must be doing something good to begin with! The title of this exhibition is intended as a clarion call.”“ – Quoted from the Fashion Space Gallery’s website.

On show at the Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ, until February 28, 2015, Mon–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 12pm–4pm. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Fashion Space Gallerys website.

 


 

…he wasn’t an easy gentleman to describe – Photographs by Kasia Wozniak

at the Museum of London

“The adventures of the world’s most famous fictional detective and master of disguise, Sherlock Holmes, inspire a new fashion photography series featuring images by photographer, Kasia Wozniak. – See more at: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/exhibitions-displays/he-wasnt-an-easy-gentleman-to-describe/#sthash.x3etRAIz.dpuf“ – Quoted from the Museum of London’s website.

On show at the Museum of London, 150 London Wall,, London EC2Y 5HN, until March 1, 2015, 10am – 6pm daily. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Museum of Londons website.

 



 

Knyttan: Factory of the Future

at the Somerset House

“Have you ever wanted to design your own scarf, jumper or even tie, but can’t knit? Based in Somerset House’s New Wing, Knyttan’s Factory of the Future allows you to create a design and have it made in front of you in minutes.“ – Quoted from the Somerset House’s website.

On show at the Somerset House, Strand,, London WC2R 1LA, until March 1, 2015, 10.00 – 18.00 daily. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Somerset Houses website.

 


 

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014

at the V&A

“This exhibition will trace the development of the fashionable white wedding dress and its treatment by key fashion designers such as Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Charles James, John Galliano, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang offering a panorama of fashion over the last two centuries”

Carry on reading our review of “Wedding Dresses 1775-2014”

On show at the V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, until March 15, 2015, Daily 10.00 – 17.30. Standard entry fee: £13.50. Check details on the V&As website.

 


 

Guy Bourdin: Image-Maker

at the Somerset House

“The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987.  This major show will chart Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection.“ – Quoted from the Somerset House’s website.

On show at the Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, until March 15, 2015, Daily 10.00 – 18.00. Standard entry fee: £9.00. Check details on the Somerset Houses website.

 


 

Women Fashion Power

at the Design Museum

“Designed by the world-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, this exhibition brings together exclusive interviews, an immersive multimedia journey and unique historic pieces of clothing to form the most wide-ranging presentation of modern fashion ever to be shown in the UK. Discover how women from Naomi Campbell to Natalie Massenet and Princess Diana have used fashion as an important tool of self-expression and empowerment to build reputation, attract attention and assert authority. – See more at: http://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/future-exhibitions/women-fashion-power#sthash.jdURyTv8.dpuf“ – Quoted from the Design Museum’s website.

On show at the Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames,, London SE1 2YD, until April 26, 2015, daily 10:00 – 17:45. Standard entry fee: £12.40. Check details on the Design Museums website.

 


 

Commemorating the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo

at the Fan Museum

“WATERLOO: LIFE & TIMES features fans and fan leaves designed to commemorate significant military battles and victories associated with the period leading up to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, at which the French were finally defeated by the Allied armies after a prolonged period of fighting.“ – Quoted from the Fan Museum’s website.

On show at the Fan Museum, 12 Crooms Hill,, London SE10 8ER, until May 10, 2015, Tue – Sat: 11am – 5pm, Sun: 12 – 5pm. Standard entry fee: £4.00. Check details on the Fan Museums website.

 


 

Fashion Rules

at the Kensington Palace

“The entrance to “Fashion Rules” is through a dimly lit hall which gives access to a series of rooms smaller than the one I had imagined for a royal residence! One was dedicated solely to Princess Diana’s garments, whilst the other rooms illustrate the evolution of the Queen’s and Princess Margaret’s wardrobes through the years. Each dress of the exhibition is shown on a mannequin housed in a glass case, a note describing the frock and its origin positioned by the foot of the mannequins.”

Carry on reading our review of “Fashion Rules”

On show at the Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, until August 1, 2015, daily  10.00-18.00 . Standard entry fee: £15.40. Check details on the Kensington Palaces website.

 


Exhibitions with a Fashion Interest

 

Disobedient Objects

at the V&A

“From a Suffragette tea service to protest robots, this exhibition is the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It demonstrates how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design“ – Quoted from the V&A’s website.

On show at the V&A, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL, until February 1, 2015, Daily 10.00 – 17.30. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the V&As website.

 

Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015

at the Whitechapel Gallery

“Bringing together over 100 works by 80 modern masters and contemporary artists including Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Piet Mondrian, Gabriel Orozco and Aleksander Rodchenko, the exhibition will trace a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today, shedding new light on the evolution of geometric abstraction.“ – Quoted from the Whitechapel Gallery’s website.

On show at the Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St,, London E1 7QX, until February 6, 2015, Tue-Sun 11am-6pm, till 9pm Thu. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Whitechapel Gallerys website.

 


 

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

at the National Portrait Gallery

“Portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.“ – Quoted from the National Portrait Gallery’s website.

On show at the National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place,  London WC2H 0HE, until February 22, 2015, Daily 10:00 – 18:00, till 21:00 Thu & Fri. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the National Portrait Gallerys website.

 


 

SHOWcabinet: Anj Smith

at the SHOWcabinet @ ShowStudio

“Anj Smith’s paintings do not succumb to easy categorisation. A single golden hair painted minutely, is as likely to appear as a rock face hacked from crude impasto slabs. While the composite elements in her works are not inherently magical or fantastical in themselves, when piled together in sheer layers of paint, they acquire a mystic quality as though extracted from hallucination, intoxication or psychosis“ – Quoted from the SHOWcabinet @ ShowStudio’s website.

On show at the SHOWcabinet @ ShowStudio, 19 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, SW1X 8LB, until February 27, 2015, Mon-Fri, 11:00 – 18:00. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the SHOWcabinet @ ShowStudios website.

 


 

BOLT

at the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design – GRAD

“Rarely seen original designs, photographs and costumes from Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1931 ballet ‘The Bolt’ are on display together for the first time in this colourful exhibition. Curated by Elena Sudakova, Alexandra Chiriac and Elena Grushvitskaya, the exhibition is organised in collaboration with the St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music.“ – Quoted from the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design – GRAD’s website.

On show at the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design – GRAD, 3-4a Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JB, until February 28, 2015, Tue – Fri 11am – 7pm. Sat – Sun 11am – 5pm. Standard entry fee: £5.00. Check details on the Gallery for Russian Arts and Design – GRADs website.

 


 

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

at the National Portrait Gallery

“Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry turns his attention to portraiture and British identity for this display of new works, including a self-portrait and a tapestry, made during his Channel 4 series Who Are You?“ – Quoted from the National Portrait Gallery’s website.

On show at the National Portrait Gallery, Room 32, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE, until March 15, 2015, 10:00-18:00 daily, 10:00-21:00 Thursdays. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the National Portrait Gallerys website.

 


 

Marlow Moss

at the Tate Britain

“This display presents a group of works by Marlow Moss, an artist once overlooked but now regarded as one of Britain’s most important constructivist artists. Drawn from collections in the UK and Europe, the paintings, reliefs and sculptures are primarily concerned with an interrogation of space, movement and light.“ – Quoted from the Tate Britain’s website.

On show at the Tate Britain, Millbank,, London SW1P 4RG, until March 22, 2015, 10.00 – 18.00 daily. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Tate Britains website.

 


 

Richard Tuttle: I Don’t Know . The Weave of Textile Language

at the Tate Modern

“Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall […] vast space welcomes the largest work ever created by renowned American sculptor Richard Tuttle (born 1941). Entitled ‘I Don’t Know . The Weave of Textile Language’, this newly commissioned sculpture combines vast swathes of fabrics designed by the artist from both man-made and natural fibres in three bold and brilliant colours.“ – Quoted from the Tate Modern’s website.

On show at the Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, until April 6, 2015, 10.00 – 18.00, Sunday – Thursday, 10.00 – 22.00, Friday – Saturday. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Tate Moderns website.

 


 

Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die

at the Museum of London

“Asking searching questions such as who is Sherlock Holmes, and why does he still conjure up such enduring fascination, this major exhibition – London’s first on the detective since 1951 – will explore how Sherlock Holmes has transcended literature onto stage and screen and continues to attract huge audiences to this day. – See more at: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/exhibitions-displays/sherlock-holmes/#sthash.K366NWom.dpuf“ – Quoted from the Museum of London’s website.

On show at the Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, until April 12, 2015, 10am – 6pm daily. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Museum of Londons website.

 


 

T H E U N S E E N Emporium

at the Somerset House

“Material exploration house T H E U N S E E N, a collective of alchemists, cutters, coders and anatomists, open the doors to their magical world which focuses on science fused with design.  Within the Emporium visitors are fully immersed in material science and surrounded by iconic British designed products that have been treated with UNSEEN technology. “ – Quoted from the Somerset House’s website.

On show at the Somerset House, Strand,, London WC2R 1LA, until May 5, 2015, 10.00 – 18.00 daily. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the Somerset Houses website.

 


 

Snowdon: A Life in View

at the National Portrait Gallery

“Antony Armstrong Jones was an apprentice to society photographer Baron before opening his first studio, in 1952. He first established his reputation with theatre photography, encouraged by his uncle, the stage designer and artist Oliver Messel. Subsequently the official Royal photographer, after his marriage to HRH Princess Margaret in 1960 he was created Earl of Snowdon.“ – Quoted from the National Portrait Gallery’s website.

On show at the National Portrait Gallery, Rooms 37 and 37a, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE, until June 21, 2015, 10:00-18:00 daily, 10:00-21:00 Thursdays. Standard entry fee: Free. Check details on the National Portrait Gallerys website.


 


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