On Thursday evening, I was very fortunate to attend the Private View of the Fashion & Gardens exhibition at the Garden Museum in London. It’s the first exhibition to explore the relationship between fashion and garden design, from the age of Queen Elizabeth I to the catwalks of London Fashion Week 2014. Curated by writer, historian and Garden Museum Trustee Nicola Shulman, Fashion & Gardens features designers Valentino, Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy and Christopher Bailey.
“Fashion and gardens are an irresistible mix. So many designers have been inspired by gardens through the centuries and this exhibition is a fascinating illustration of how nature has influenced both how our clothes have looked and how they have been worn over the years.” Alexandra Shulman, Editor, British Vogue (Media Partner)
As well as the wonderful exhibits, one of the highlights for me last night was the absolutely breath-taking floral installation by Rebecca Louise Law. Created using hundreds and hundreds of flowers, it included roses, gypsophila, tulips, ranunculus, waxflower, gerberas, narcissi, heliconias and freesias. Rebecca wanted an organic look for the installation. So, she personally suspended all the blooms at differing heights using copper wire. Her work completely transformed the museum and provided such a magical spectacle.
Here are some more images from the Private View. You’ll find out details about each image if you hover your cursor over it.
Many congratulations to the Garden Museum on creating such a great exhibition. Fashion & Gardens is open until April 27th.
Sunday – Friday 10.30am-5.00pm
Closed the first Monday of each month
Adults £7.50 / Concessions £6.50
Art fund and full-time students £3
Free for children under 16.
(Images : © Jayne Lloyd/Garden World Images)