V&A Magazine: Spring 2014

Colin McDowell provides an eyewitness account of how the Italian fashion industry became a global force.

Designer and artist Carlo Brandelli on what he learned growing up with both British and Italian style.

Philippa Watkins explains the role of the dynamic Italian textile industry in the birth of “Made in Italy”.

James Stevens Curl retreads William Kent’s artistic and social development, revealing the many sides of the Georgian designer and architect.

Lucy Davies examines the origins of the Prix Pictet prize for photography, and the shortlist for this year’s iteration.

Edwin Heathcote journeys into the V&A to look at the very fabric of the building, and asks: what happens next, and why?.

Cover one: Produced by Frida Giannini, creative director of Gucci, for V&A Magazine.

Cover two: Produced by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative directors of Valentino, for V&A Magazine.