The Couples

12 July 2011

victoria and albert museum

There's not many free things to do in London, so whenever it comes around to Fashion In Motion time at the V&A, I always make sure I can try and get a ticket.  It was the turn of Yohji Yamamoto to put on a show to mark the closing of his exhibition and the gimmick was that the clothes would be modelled by real-life couples, allowing the wearers to make the clothes their own and bring personality to his designs. All too often models are a bit of a blank canvas and are meant to purely show off the clothes in their default setting but these participants were certainly memorable and individual.

yohji yamamoto fashion in motion

yohji yamamoto fashion in motion

yohji yamamoto fashion in motion

yohji yamamoto fashion in motion

yohji yamamoto fashion in motion

yohji yamamoto fashion in motion
I also enjoyed this post on the day from a different perspective; how I would've loved to have been backstage!

How cool are these couples?  They all looked so loved up and were chatting with each other as the show progressed or calming the other's nerves.  Each outfit appeared to suit each model perfectly and I could imagine them going for a quick drink or dinner afterwards whilst still wearing the Yamamoto  SS11 pieces.  We managed to get front row seats to see all of the construction details up close and I loved how the black was occasionally broken up with a cheeky slogan or colourful print.

yohji yamamoto exhibit

v&a ceiling

yohji yamamoto exhibit

I also made sure to finally check out some of the satellite exhibits dotted around the museum before the exhibition closes.  If you can't stump up the pennies for the main room, you're still able to get your Yohji fix as his pieces have been placed in areas, which somehow relate to his designs.  It certainly got me exploring the museum and seeing rooms I never knew existed; I definitely need to venture upwards more often.

motel dress asos creepers

polka dot socks and creepers

close up nails and necklace

Dress - c/o Love Clothing
Socks - Topshop
Creepers - Asos
Necklace - Brooklyn 
Sunglasses - c/o Mister Spex
 Photos - Jazmine

Another day out brought about another dress by way of Love Clothing.  I've seen this Motel design on a few bloggers and love it's cut-out detail at the back, allowing for all important support that most shops seem to forget about.  I just wish it had a zip somewhere as it's a bit of a conundrum to get off.  I'm also wearing the creepers I used for my fashion show as much as I can; I love how they give the typical brogue design a bit of an edge.  I've had quite a few trips into central London recently as it's always nice to leave the suburbs; next on the exhibition list are Tracey Emin and Masters of Style.  Which exhibitions have you managed to catch recently?

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15 comments:

  1. What a cool idea! The show looks awesome and you look awesome!

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  2. What a great idea! Love the girl with orange hair. Gorgeous. x

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  3. I've just read over yours and Winne's post about the show, looks absolutely wonderful!
    I love what you're wearing, honestly such a lovely outfit :)

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  4. What a fab idea to use real couples - love it. Oh, love your shoes too. xx

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  5. You look so great. I love your shoes with that dress.

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  6. Masters of Style is wicked. It's times like that you love London- overpriced as it may be! But that's what makes fashion in motion even more special i suppose x

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  7. Fab. style girl!
    I love tha nails, you got to tell how I can get that done!

    Meric :)

    /Deja Vu - The Blog

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  8. Oh oh oh! Creeper envy! They look awesome, are they leftovers from your show? It would be SO COOL to go to a car boot soon!

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  9. wow, your blog is amazing.
    i am now following.

    www.clm-trash.blogspot.com
    love FASHIONPROJECT x

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  10. these couples are so tylish ! I love your nails !
    http://selenite.weebly.com

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  11. Hi - the dress looks lovely on you! I didn't liked the couples..but i loved the idea.

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  12. LOVE those nails. Fierce! Looks like a great exhibition too.

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  13. I went to the Fashion in Motion show as well. Which viewing were you at? I caught the 13:00 one and I did enjoy the fact the 'models' were real life couples. It was quite cute to see them wink or chat to each other while walking down the runway instead of looking dead serious like so many real life models do. While I did manage to feature the actual Yohji exhibition on my blog, the satellite exhibitions were my favorite as well. Felt like a scavenger hunt through the V&A!

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  14. Cute shoes and socks combo! And those nails are amazing. Happy I stumbled across your beautiful blog! x

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