Fashioned from Nature

The first UK exhibition to explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day

This exhibition presented fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, taxidermy and unprocessed plant and animal fibres, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes.

This exhibition is now closed at V&A South Kensington

Inspiring V&A show determined to incite change

Karen Dacre, Evening Standard

Supported by

From grower to point of sale, the European Confederation of Flax and Hemp – CELC – brings together all players in the European flax fibre industry. Founded in 1951, CELC is the specialist representative of 10,000 enterprises in 14 European countries, overseeing the fibre, from plant to finished product. Its reach extends internationally by stimulating innovation and building on the values of natural fibres with established environmental qualities.

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Fashioned from Nature, 2018. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London