Come join us on Sunday 20 July to celebrate the V&A’s year of fashion and the major exhibitions The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 and Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, with a one-off shopping opportunity and a specially curated day of fashion activities taking place in the V&A’s Fashion Pop-Up as part of Regent Street’s Summer Streets Festival.
Our Fashion Pop-Up will be located in the Quadrant Arcade on Regent Street, near Piccadilly Circus and will open its doors at 11am offering a special selection of fashion accessories, jewellery, prints, V&A books, stationery and exclusive products for sale, inspired by the Museum’s extensive fashion and textiles collections.
You will also be given the opportunity to take part in free fashion illustration workshops lead by CreateVoice, the V&A’s youth collective, and illustrator Stuart McKenzie. Running every half hour from 12.00, you can learn key illustration skills and be encouraged to develop your own drawing style. The work of illustrator and animator Lesley Barnes will also be on display, Lesley has been commissioned by the V&A to design exclusive fashion illustrations inspired by Italian style and surface pattern, which has been applied to a capsule collection for the shop.
Other Summer Streets activities taking place on 20 July include live performances from Tiempo Libre, The Notables and the Fabulous Lounge Swingers on the Camper Van Stage, and a fashion catwalk down Regent Street offering budding models and fashion enthusiasts the opportunity to show off their own style and experience being part of a professional runway show.
If you cannot make it down on Sunday 20 then do follow along during the day on V&A Shop and V&A Twitter and Instagram.