White. Review by Carla Scarano. The exhibition at the School of Historical Dress in Lambeth is displayed in one large room on the ground floor; it features white pieces of cloth and garments and accessories from the school’s rich collection.
Africa Fashion, V&A Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. A celebration of African creativity, pride and identity covering 20 countries and 45 designers and displaying more than 250 objects is showing in the ground-breaking exhibition at the V&A.
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear. V&A. Review by Carla Scarano. A fluidity that looks for alternative concepts of masculinity that trespasses traditional roles and expresses the possibilities of the individual is the main focus of the V&A exhibition.
Bags: Inside Out Victoria and Albert Museum Until 19 January 2022 The functional use of bags has a symbolic significance that is thoroughly explored in this V&A exhibition.
The Regency Wardrobe at Firle Place. Review by Barbara Lewis. Two centuries after the Regency period officially ended, Jane Austen adaptations and the U.S. series Bridgerton have revived passions for Empire waistlines, corsets and fetching bonnets.
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, Victoria and Albert Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. .”..a marvellous but unsettling journey through the origin of Alice’s stories and their adaptations and reinventions in films, art, music, fashion, photography and design.”
By Carla Scarano • art, authors, books, design, drawing, exhibitions, fashion, film, music, photography, year 2021 • Tags: art, authors, books, Carla Scarano, design, drawing, exhibitions, fashion, film, photography
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. Victoria and Albert Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. The complex evolution and rich cultural significance of the kimono are thoroughly explored in the exhibition at the V&A.
The risk for any exhibition at Two Temple Place – a glorious late Victorian mansion at Temple, central London – is that the wood carving and stained-glass beauty of the building will steal the show.
By Barbara Lewis • art, design, exhibitions, fashion, history, installations, tapestry, textiles, year 2020 • Tags: art, Barbara Lewis, design, exhibitions, fashion, history, installations, tapestry, textiles
The revolutionary attitude that Mary Quant’s iconic outfits convey strikes the viewer at the V&A retrospective exhibition. She is considered one of the most influential fashion designer of the 1960s.
Tokyo: a bridge between tradition and modernity, by Carla Scarano D’Antonio. Compared to Kyoto, Tokyo is bigger, busier and cosmopolitan. My friend Ornella and I had plenty of time by ourselves as my daughter was busy with her course at the Bunka Gakuen University where she is attending a Master in Fashion and Design.
By Carla Scarano • architecture, art, design, drawing, exhibitions, fashion, festivals, food, history, installations, painting, poetry, sculpture, society, travel, year 2019 • Tags: architecture, art, Carla Scarano, design, drawing, exhibitions, fashion, festivals, food, installations, painting, poetry, sculpture, society, travel
If Brexit is the result of a backward-looking nostalgia, the Swinging London of the Chelsea Set was the opposite: it marked a determination to move on from the devastation and austerity left by World War II.