London's Victoria & Albert Museum Has the Perfect New Exhibit

Greenpeace printed cotton t-shirt, Britain, 1990s, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Greenpeace printed cotton t-shirt, Britain, 1990s, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Pack your bags for London. Fashioned from Nature, the V&A’s newly announced exhibit, sponsored by European Confederation of Flax and Hemp, will "trace the complex relationship between fashion and the natural world" from 1600 to present day.

The exhibit will explore how fashion’s processes and constant demand for raw materials damage the environment and will feature sustainable fashion influencers such as Fashion Revolution, Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney, among many others. Fashioned from Nature will also look at the role of design in creating a more sustainable fashion industry by highlighting the industry’s rich history of innovation.

The exhibition to include: a clutch-bag made entirely of a newly developed pineapple fibre, Emma Watson’s Calvin Klein dress made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, a leather-substitute made from grape waste (and their grape-made gown will be on display), a Ferragamo ensemble made from ‘Orange Fiber’ derived from waste from the Italian citrus industry and an H&M Conscious dress made from recycled shoreline plastic.

Calvin Klein Green Carpet Challenge dress worn by Emma Watson to the MET Gala 2016,  Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Calvin Klein Green Carpet Challenge dress worn by Emma Watson to the MET Gala 2016, Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

The exhibit will run from April 21, 2018 through January 27, 2019, curated by the V&A’s Edwina Ehrman. Admission £12 (concessions available). V&A Members go free. Booking ahead is highly encouraged.

For more information: vam.ac.uk/FashionedFromNature | #FashionedFromNature