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.
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.
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.
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?