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V&A displays 1980's club culture-inspired clothes
Aug '13
A nostalgic tour-cum-exhibit into the 1980’s psychedelic designs, created by young innovative talents who were inspired from the revolting fashion sensibilities championed by the heavily-popular British club culture of retro era, is currently going on at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Scheduled to run through February 16, 2014, the exhibition titled ‘Club to Catwalk’ offers valuable insights into the interdependent relationship between runway designs and quirky club wear, which eventually helped in reinventing fashion.
The 85-piece exhibit collection features a range of bold and exciting outfits designed by the likes of Betty Jackson, Vivienne Westwood, Katharine Hamnett, Wendy Dagworthy and John Galliano.
Highlighting the unique styles as sported by the varied club tribes, such as Fetish, Goth, Rave, High Camp and New Romantics, the event displays eccentric garments donned by extreme dressers like Boy George, Adam Ant and Leigh Bowery.
The exhibit also includes a display of customized Blitz denim jackets, provided by Levi Strauss & Co. The jackets were designed in 1986 by a group of 22 ultra-fashionable and creative London-based designers.

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