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What's On: London Exhibitions

Updated: Oct 26, 2023

Our roundup of the best exhibitions to visit in London this November and beyond. From archives of fashion's favourite brands to deep-dives into the significance of fabrics, there is creative inspiration for all tastes.


Rebel: 30 Years of London Fashion Exhibition

Where? The Design Museum When? Open until February 2024

Cost? TBC

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About - Rebel: 30 Years of London Fashion exhibition, which is sponsored by Alexander McQueen, celebrates the 30th anniversary of the BFC’s NEWGEN programme, which promotes the radical creativity of young designers in Britain. Influential design and emerging talents showcase the diversity and experimentation of London fashion.

*Images: The Design Museum*


Gucci Cosmos

Where? 180 Studios, 180 Strand, Temple, London WC2R 1EA

When? Open until 31 December 2023

Cost? Ticketed Exhibition £18pp

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About - Gucci's Cosmos exhibition is an immersive exploration of the brand's decades of creativity. The exhibition traces one of many possible constellations connecting the ideas and inventions of creative directors over the past 102 years.

*Images: 180 Studios*


The Missing Thread: Untold Stories of Black British Fashion

Where? Somerset House, , Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

When? Open Until 7th Jan 2024

Cost? Ticketed Exhibition £12pp

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About - Head to Somerset House to explore the stories of Black British fashion. The Missing Thread exhibition is curated by the Black Orientated Legacy Development Agency (BOLD), and displays the shifting landscape of Black British culture spanning from the 1970s to the present day.

*Images: Somerset House*


The Fabric of Democracy: Propaganda Textiles from the French Revolution to Brexit

Where? Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF

When? Open Until 3rd March 2023

Cost? Ticketed Exhibition £12.65pp

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About - Curated by design historian Amber Butchart, the Fabric of Democracy exhibition explores printed propaganda textiles over more than two centuries. The exhibits show how fabric designers and manufacturers have responded to political upheaval from the French Revolution through to Brexit.

*Images: Fashion 7 Textile Museum*


Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto

Where? V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

When? On until 25th February 2024

Cost? Ticketed Exhibition

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About - The first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, charting the establishment of the House of Chanel and the evolution of her iconic design style. Featuring over 200 looks from her first millinery boutique in Paris, to her final collection in 1971.

*Images: V&A*


Re/Sisters: A Lens on Gender and Ecology

Where? Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

When? Open Until 14th January 2024

Cost? Ticketed Exhibition £16pp

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About - The Re/Sisters exhibition, explores the relationship between gender and ecology, highlighting the systemic links between the oppression of women and the degradation of the planet. It features around 50 international women, with work from emerging and established artists.

*Images: Barbican*



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