Victoria and Albert Museum - 5th August 2008 - 4th January 2009


Niyi in Keith Haring and Jeremy Scott Adicolor Black Series tracksuit pants, 2006
Photograph by Paul Hartnett
Copyright PYMCA

There is a varied programme of events to complement the exhibition.

Book online or call 020 7942 2211 for more information.

Off-site Events

Noki - Cut the Brand

Pick up a branded t-shirt and cut it into shreds in this workshop installation. Watch as the shreds are rolled into yarn, which will be used to create Noki's collection for fashion week in September.

Venue: 1 - 5 Exhibition Road, London SW7 2HE
Dates: Saturday 9 August - Sunday 10 August 2008
Time: 12.00 - 18.00
Free, drop-in

Monorex - Secretwars

Watch the battle as grafitti, graphic and illustration artists compete one-on-one using only a marker pen. The competitors have 90 minutes and can only use black pen on white walls. Help the judges decide the winner.

Venue: 1 - 5 Exhibition Road, London SW7 2HE
Dates: Saturday 23 August - Monday 25 August 2008
Time: 12.00 - 18.00
Free, drop-in

Friday Evening Events

French Connection Friday Late Get Physical

Get involved and active with a host of events, tours and screenings within and outside the Museum.

Date: Friday 29 August
Time: 18.30 - 22.00

See the Friday Late website for more details.

Fashion and Body Image

Author and psychoanalyst Susie Orbach explores the role of body image in fashion and sport with academics, stylists and fashion journalists.

Date: Friday 17 October
Time: 19.00 - 20.00
Venue: Lecture Theatre
£8, concessions available

In association with the London College of Fashion. See Friday Evening Talks for more information and booking.

Exhibition Talk

Fashion V Sport

Curator Ligaya Salazar gives an overview of the exhibition.

Date: Wednesday 1 October
Time: 13.15 - 14.00
Venue: Auditorium, Sackler Centre
Free, drop-in


Fashion V Sport: Design and Consumption In association with University of the Creative Arts at Rochester

A one-day event exploring the role of the fashion designer versus that of the sportswear designer, processes of collaboration between the worlds of fashion and sport, and the role of the consumer.

Date: Friday 7 November
Time: 10.00 - 17.30
Venue: Sackler Centre Auditorium
£40, concessions available

See Conferences & Symposia for more information.


Introducing Masculinities

Images of masculinity are prevalent in the worlds of both fashion and sport. This event explores the theories and images of masculinity in Fashion v Sport and beyond with curator Ligaya Salazar and Dr Paul Jobling, University of Brighton.

Date: Saturday 18 October
Time: 10.30 - 16.15
Venue: Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre
£20, concessions available

Introducing Branding

Branding has played a key role in defining the image of much contemporary sports wear. Explore the theory and practicalities of branding campaigns with practitioners Jane Wentworth and Damien Whitmore.

Date: Saturday 1 November
Time: 14.00 - 17.30
Venue: Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre
£20, concessions available

See Study Days and Seminars for more information.


From Homespun to Haute Couture: History of Fashion

One-term course surveying the history of men's and women's fashions over the past 250 years, exploring the development of fashion centres, the influence of consumerism, the impact of new technologies and the rise of the designer.

Dates: Wednesdays, 8 Oct - 10 Dec
Time: 14.00 - 16.30
Venue: Seminar Room 3, Sackler Centre
£250, concessions available

See Short Courses for more information.


Workshops for Adult Mental Health Service Users

Tunes and Trainers

Dates: Mondays September 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 13.00 - 16.00
Venue: Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre
Free but places need to be booked. To book, call 020 7942 2060.

Create! Young People’s Workshops

Treads and Trainers. Find out how designers create sports footwear, explore the materials used and design your own trainer out of paper.

Dates: Tuesday 19 August (11-13 yr olds)
Wednesday 20 August (14-15 yr olds)
Thursday 21 August (16-18 yr olds)
Time: 11.00 - 16.00
Venue: Art Studio, Sackler Centre
£9.50. Booking essential

See Create! Workshops for more information and bookings.