Design Relations Top 5 for July
We're continuing our top design inspired things to do and see and have pulled together our top five for July & along with enjoying the stunning British Summer we're currently experiencing.
Lin Pendant Designed by Laura-Jane Atkinson. One Year on.
01. New Designers Part II
A graduate exhibition 4 - 7 July.
Where: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street London N1 0QH
The Details: Architecture, interiors, furniture and product design, plus graphics and illustration, feature in the second phase of the graduate exhibition. Schools to look out for include University of Edinburgh (pictured) Kingston University and Loughborough University.
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02. Fashioned from Nature
V&A Museum, On now until 27 January 2019
The Details: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Environmentally friendly style on display at the V&A
In this unique fashion exhibition, the curated garments trace the relationship between fashion and the natural world since the 1600s to present day, from nature’s influence on patterns and materials to the fashion world’s impact on the environment, with a strong focus on eco-conscious designs. A dress made from Vegea, a leather alternative made from grape waste, sits alongside Green Peace t-shirts and a Calvin Klein dress, made from recycled plastic bottles and worn by Emma Watson at the 2016 Met Gala, created as part of the Green Carpet Challenge – an initiative which paired sustainability and glamour.
Tickets £12 via website
03. Turning Earth Ceramics Fair
Saturday July 7 2018
Where: St Monica’s Primary School, Hoxton
Anglo-Korean artist duo Kimchi and Chips has been commissioned by Somerset House to create a new installation for its neoclassical courtyard. Around 200 mirrors will reflect the light of the sun through the mist of Somerset House’s famous fountains to ‘draw’ a shape of light suspended in the air. Bringing the sun down to earth will depend entirely upon the light of the day, creating an experience which constantly appears and disappears.
Booking not necessary, free
04. matchesfashion.com homewares launch
Ahead of the September launch of Matches Fashion new experimental retail space in Mayfair, the fashion destination has launched a new online homewares studio. The edit will include home fragrances, soft furnishings, tableware and decorative accessories.
“Style isn’t just about what you wear. It’s inevitable that if you are interested in fashion you probably have a keen interest in interiors,” says Natalie Kingham, Matchesfashion.com’s Fashion and Buying
05. Fabric Africa: Stories Told Through Textiles
Bristol Museum, until May, 2019
Where: Bristol Museum & Art GalleryQueens Rd Bristol BS8 1RL
Fabric Africa is a stunning snapshot of the diversity of modern and historic textiles from across the continent of Africa.
Highlights from our World Cultures and British and Empire and Commonwealth collections will reflect the variety of patterns, colours, materials and techniques created as well as focusing on the personal and provocative stories they can tell.
The selection of textiles and clothing dates from the late 1800’s to the present day and come from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Mali and Swaziland amongst others.