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From Digital to Physical – an update from The T/Shirt Issue studio

Digital Design Residents The T/Shirt Issue have been busy over the past couple of weeks finding inspiration from the Museum collections and creating paper patterns which turn into wonderful 3D paper sculptures. We are loving the animals they have popping out of the wall of the studio and can’t wait to see what will emerge […]

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The Glamour of Italian Fashion Since 1945

The stylish companion, the essential arm candy and the only accessory to be seen with when visiting this stunning V&A exhibition The Glamour of Italian Fashion Since 1945. This lavish book provides a comprehensive look at Italian fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. If you haven’t yet been […]

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Madam, breakfast is served

The V&A Café was originally established as a restaurant, in which Victorian folk could purchase a reasonably priced evening meal, before exploring the vast collections. However, for me, breakfast, not dinner, is the most inspiring meal of the day. That said, fast-forward 157 years, and you can get a very hearty breakfast at today’s V&A […]

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Lucky Charms

The history of wedding dress is one steeped in symbolism. An act of tradition or of superstition, the decoration of garments worn by both brides and grooms often communicate customary hopes for their future life. Now that launch week is upon us, it seemed a good moment to explore these traditions with some examples in […]

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Back to Comics & More Disapproval

Sometime soon after the dissolution of my marriage plans I drifted into the Fulham Road Popular Book Exchange and while rummaging found masses of contemporary and old American comics. I opened one of the earliest issues of The Amazing Spider-Man and was instantly hooked. I scoured the Book Exchanges across London and scooped up a […]

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