Fashion in Motion: Francesco Colucci

Fashion in Motion is a series of live fashion shows at V&A South Kensington, featuring leading fashion designers from across the world. This event will see visual artist Francesco Colucci bring his striking designs to the Raphael Gallery, along with an exclusive live insight into his unique construction process.

Colucci is the face behind charity retail organisation TRAID's iconic window dressings, where he uses donated garments and cast-offs to create imaginative and vivacious installations, which radically reconfigure the possibilities of used clothing.

Through his exceptional creativity, Colucci has created a trademark identity that centres around sustainability, self-expression, and reinvention.

Taking inspiration from the Surrealist movement, to Alexander McQueen and performance artist Leigh Bowery – Colucci's distinct, unorthodox aesthetic experiments with layering, textiles, volume and shape, finding unconventional uses for textiles and other artefacts.

© Francesco Colucci

Francesco graduated from the Accedemia di Belle Arti di Rome in 2006, and moved to London in 2009, where he gained visibility and recognition for his visual installations. His work has been featured in international publications including Vogue, Le Monde, and More or Less, and he has recently collaborated with renowned photographer Tim Walker – an admirer of Francesco's work.

Raphael Gallery, V&A South Kensington
Friday 15 March
Four shows: 13.00, 15.00, 17.00, 20.00

Tickets are now sold out.

Please note that the shows will be standing. If you require seating or have any further questions, email:

TRAID is a charity that turns clothes waste into funds and resources to reduce the environmental and social impacts of clothing consumption. Through a network of over 700 charity clothes banks, home collections, and charity shops, TRAID diverts around 3,000 tonnes of clothing from landfill and incineration every year. The funds raised in TRAID's shops are also committed to global projects improving conditions and working practices in the textile industry.

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© Francesco Colucci