While we enjoy winding down at the end of a long day with a quick fix of reality TV, there’s nothing like getting off our phones, and heading outdoors for healthy dose of history. Thankfully, the cultural calendar isn’t short of exhibitions offering just that, on from now right up until the end of 2020.
One show already on our radar for next year is ‘Prada. Front and Back’, opening at the Design Museum next September. While we’ve seen retrospective displays of Miuccia Prada‘s work scatted around the globe, like Pradasphere, a small pop-up in Harrods in 2014, this is the first major museum show solely dedicated to the brand.
The show will no doubt draw record-breaking crowds, like the fashion exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert in London. Lucky, we can get in there early, signing up for updates on when we can get tickets on the Design Museum website.
- Prada. Front and Back at the Design Museum
Opening in September 2020, this exhibition will offer insight into Miuccia Prada’s creative approach, her inspirations and milestone collaborations.
Since joining the family business in the mid-70s, the Italian designer has turned it into one of the world’s most successful fashion houses, as well as transforming the landscape of style and culture.
Dates: September 2020
Tickets: sign-up for updates via the Design Museum website.
2. Tim Walker: Wonderful Things at The Victoria & Albert Museum
Regarded at one of the most original and inventive photographers in fashion, this exhibition explores Tim Walker’s career, looking at his best pictures, films, photographic sets, and special installations.
Expect to see many familiar faces from across fashion and film, with Kate Moss, and Tilda Swinton having been the subject of his work.
Dates: now until 8th March 2020
3. Queer Looks at Brighton Museum
In the face of prejudice of all sorts, against people from all backgrounds, it’s important to understand the life experiences of those around us, whether it’s with regard to sexuality, gender or race.
‘Queer’ is very much in the cultural conscious, with everyone binge-watching QE (the shortened version of Queer Eye) of Netflix, and LGBTQ+ rights challenged by staunch right-wing politics.
This exhibition spotlights activists who fought for the rights we have right, using style as vehicle to highlight their work.
Dates: now until March 2020
4. Sustainable Thinking at The Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence
If you happen to find yourself in Italy this summer, then it’s worth visiting the Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence.
Celebrating, reflecting and challenging the subject of fashion and sustainability trough the lease of Ferragamo’s designs and various artists, the exhibition, in their words, ‘provides an opportunity for artists, fashion designers, textile and yarn manufacturers to offer a plurality of gazes inspiring new projects capable of using new technologies rather than submitting to them.
They say it’s about adopting a global approach, and safeguarding our ecosystem. We say: go, see and learn something new.
Dates: 12 April 2019 – 8 March 2020
Tickets from £8
From ELLE UK