Muses in Motion

23 November 2011

peter jensen fashion in motion v&a

It's that time of year again!  I am always excited when the designers are announced for Fashion in Motion at the V&A, which I would describe as an exhibition in fashion show form.  As much as I enjoy looking at a static display, clothing is intended to be styled and worn and sometimes taken out of context.   I've always admired the quirky sort of character Peter Jensen designs for, so when I managed to bag a ticket for the 8pm showing, I was extremely excited.  The shows feature collections from a mixture of different seasons, though somehow due to the strength of the brand identities involved, all the looks makes sense together.  Each collection is based on a certain female muse and somehow Jensen manages to make the unconventional extremely wearable with flattering cuts and unusual detailing such as the print which reminded me of Paul Frank.  I somehow legitimately ended up in the photographer's pit (no wrestling for space a la fashion week here) and managed to snap a few decent photos despite worrying about the fly stuck in my camera.

peter jensen fashion in motion v&a

peter jensen fashion in motion v&a

peter jensen fashion in motion v&a

peter jensen fashion in motion v&a

peter jensen fashion in motion v&a

peter jensen fashion in motion v&a

peter jensen fashion in motion v&a

peter jensen fashion in motion v&a

peter jensen fashion in motion v&a

Consider the latest book added to the non-existent Christmas list. I am even more determined to visit the sample sale happening in a few weeks to bagsy one of Jensen's past pieces.  I'm not particularly fussy (but am determined to find either the collared jumper or dress above).  Who's with me?


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10 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos, absolutely stunning! x

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  2. i love the styling, with the half wig..HILARIOUS and cheeky,,,i really really really want that letterman sweater...might need to make!

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  3. ARGH!! Two things - One, your photos are amazing, damn you for making it into the pit - I needed to be there!
    Two - I think I've lost my pictures, there's n album but no images. They were all blown out and yuk anyway.
    FMFL (f.m.fashion.life) hehe :P
    xxx

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  4. These photos are amazing :) I love all the outfits x

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  5. Great fashion show!!! Love the crazy details (cat sunnies, wigs.. :D)
    xxx

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  6. Brilliant photographs, you lucky thing. x

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  7. Wow Kbel, these are gorgeous. Do you remember going to Kenzo with your old camera? Ah, time I made the upgrade soon too :) Looks like such a fab show and definitely another book for the list!

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  8. That last black dress is particularly stunning; I've also completely fallen into lust with that earlier pale pink skirt...

    cultureshockonline.blogspot.com.

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  9. Amaaaazing show! I love the catseye glasses especially <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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