If you’re a retro fashion lover or a fashionista who loves to learn a little more about trends from different eras, then you’ve got to pop down to the Victoria and Albert museum in London and check out its current Club to Catwalk exhibition.
Running from July until February 2014, it’s a feast of Eighties fashion favourites, and as the name suggests, the V&A exhibition looks at how the Eighties club scene actually affected the fashion scene at that time.
The Eighties, of course, is still considered one of the most creative eras for fashion, and especially for pioneering young London-based designers. The capital’s bubbling club scene was a theatrical platform for all different kinds of creatives to dress as experimentally as possible, and from which we saw new styles such as the New Romantic and High Camp bubble up onto the catwalks. The introduction of specialist clubs created for the different style tribes fuelled the phenomenon even further, and the creative link between fashion, music and catwalk has gone on to define the style of the Eighties.
So, if you’re partial to a bit of Boy George-infused fashion, you’ll definitely be inspired by this V&A exhibition, which includes 85 pieces from fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Betty Jackson. For more info, visit the V&A’s site.