Exhibition on London’s 80s Clubware

Exhibition on London’s 80s Clubware

Good news, ravers: next year, the major summer exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum will focus on the iconic and mood-defining clothes worn by people in the London clubbing scene in the 1980s. Think denim, OTT embellishments, giant collars and lots of volume. Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s will showcase over 85 outfits, including pieces from the likes of John Galliano and Vivienne Westwood.

While the focus of the first floor is on designers who were inspired by London’s seminal nightlife, the mezzanine will aim to put on display the various types of clubbing attire, divided into groups such as Fetish, Goth, Rave, High Camp and New Romantics. Also included are nine custom-made denim jackets that were commissioned by Blitz club magazine in 1981, and in this respect have largely become representative of the fashion of the era.

The only catch? It’s in London. Anyone who finds themselves there from July 10 of next year would do well to check this sick shiz out. 

Photo credit: Rex Features

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