Victoria and Albert Museum: Ethical Fashion/Conscious Style

Victoria and Albert Museum: Ethical Fashion/Conscious Style

As we become more aware of the negative environmental impact of certain chemicals and materials used in design, the working conditions of those who mass-produce garments and the possibilities for reusing, recycling and rethinking these materials and processes, the term "ethical fashion" has become a part of our fashion vocabulary. The Victoria and Albert Museum's website offers a thorough introduction to the topic, including interviews with designers and links to websites of organizations committed to making "ethical fashion" more than just a buzz word.

  • The art of millinery is alive and well and on exhibition ! Stephen Jones has lovingly assembled a splendid array of hats, ranging from the styles of the 17th century to the present, organized around four themes: Inspiration, Crea... The art of millinery is alive and well and on exhibition ! Stephen Jones has lovingly assembled a splendid array of hats, ranging from the styles of the 17th century to the present, organized around four themes: Inspiration, Creation, Salon and Clients. And the V&A Shop offers show memorabilia, including hats designed by both Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones; keepsake paper hats; and books memorializing the exhibit.

  • Coinciding almost exactly with the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games is the opening of an exhibit exploring the intersection of fashion and sport. The exhibit will be organized around 4 central themes: Dare, Dis... Coinciding almost exactly with the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games is the opening of an exhibit exploring the intersection of fashion and sport. The exhibit will be organized around 4 central themes: Dare, Display, Play and Desire. If you cannot make it to China to watch the athletes in action, perhaps you can make it to London for this vibrant showcase of sartorial prowess. If you are lucky, you will be able to fit both on your agenda.

  • I already have a mile-high list of reasons to visit London, but this exhibit makes yet another reason for me to make the trip despite the flagging value of the dollar. A retrospective which will include costumes, album covers, an... I already have a mile-high list of reasons to visit London, but this exhibit makes yet another reason for me to make the trip despite the flagging value of the dollar. A retrospective which will include costumes, album covers, and even some video of the trio in their heyday, this exhibit is sure to inspire even those who were too young to remember "Baby Love" playing on the radio.