Fashion in Motion: Arkadius

January 2000

Fashion in Motion is a series of live catwalk events presented at the V&A. Featuring some of the greatest designers of our time, Fashion in Motion brings catwalk couture to a wider audience by modelling it against the beautiful backdrop of the Museum.

Arkadius left Poland in 1994 to study at St Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. Three years later, Isabella Blow discovered him and in 1997 he set up his own label (while still studying).

Arkadius graduated in 1999. His graduate show was sponsored by the Daily Mail and he received a window display at Browns, just as John Galliano did at the time of his degree show. Arkadius has worked with Ebel on artistic collaboration projects.

'As we approach the millennium, fashion must capture the spirit of the new century and open barriers to a completely new direction. Real art, like beauty, never follows but always leads. It is the voice of the future in the present.' Arkadius, 1999.

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