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.

Interactive Map

Discover the many treasures in the beautiful V&A galleries, find out where events are happening in the Museum or just check the location of the café, shops, lifts or toilets. Simple to use, the V&A interactive map works on all screen sizes, from your tablet or smartphone to your desktop at home.

Launch the Interactive Map

Shop online

Underwear Fashion in Detail (Paperback)

Underwear Fashion in Detail (Paperback)

From camisoles to corsets, basques to boudoir caps and girdles to garters, Underwear: Fashion in Detail gets up close to some of the most intimate ite…

Buy now

Event - iPad Fashion Illustration

Sat 02 August 2014 10:30

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Work with fashion illustrator Sue Dray to explore the creative potential of the iPad. Take inspiration from the garments on display in the V&A’s Fashion Gallery and learn how to create your own fashion sketches using apps like ArtRage.

Book online