In London this summer? You’re in for a cultural treat. The month of May sees the opening of some of the capitals most anticipated exhibitions, from Pink Floyd’s first ever retrospective at The V&A to Balenciaga’s debut exhibition showcasing the work of Spanish couturier Cristobal Balenciaga, and how he shaped the world of fashion. Here’s the top four you cannot miss this season…
Photo London – Somerset House
The UK photography event of the year kicks off at London’s Somerset House this month, with an impressive 80 exhibitors taking part, including some of the world’s leading galleries and publishers. We’ll be hanging out at The Great Arch Hall, where renowned fashion photographer Jeurgen Teller will fill the walls with decades of work. See you there.
– Opening 18th-21st May 2017
Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains – The V&A
Pink Floyd’s first international retrospective is coming to London this month and arguably takes the spot as the most anticipated exhibition of the year. The audio-visual exhibit takes you through the band’s incredible journey – from their debut into music back in the ’60s to the design and staging of the band. Don’t miss it.
– Opening Saturday 13th May 2017
The World of Anna Sui – Fashion and Textiles Museum
Anna Sui is not your average fashion designer. From Detroit (her home town) to New York (where she studied design at Parsons), her signature rock-n-roll romanticism has inspired generations. Get ready for 100 looks from the designer’s archive in her first ever UK exhibition.
– Opening Friday 26th May 2017
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion – The V&A
Love couture? This new Balenciaga exhibition celebrating the work and legacy of Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga is for you. There’ll be 100 pieces (and 20 hats) crafted by the man known as ‘the master of couture’ alongside sketches, photographs, film and fabric samples.
– Opening Saturday 27th May 2017