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A. Weizenbergi 34, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia
Kumu is a fabulous contemporary art and fashion museum situated over looking a beautiful park.
Apparently ‘Sots Art emerged in the early 1970s in Moscow and was the first movement in the history of unofficial Soviet art to take its inspiration from the detested Soviet visual culture and In the 2010s, a group of young fashion designers entered the stage in Eastern Europe; they find their inspiration from the socialist past of their countries and their style is known on the catwalks of the world as the post-Soviet aesthetic’.
This amazing collection of art and fashion pieces are displayed in this beautiful, light airy museum that is filled with light and an ambience perfect for its contents.
Stroll amongst the collection of Inspirational and beautiful Eastern European culture and art.
The Museum not only features works from across Estonia but includes works from private collections from Moscow, Tallinn, Kiev and Berlin, and from the collections of the Estonian History Museum, the Art Museum of Estonia, the Estonian Artists’ Association, Mart Erik’s collection and the Fotomuseum Winterthur.
The Sots art & fashion exhibition was stunning, mesmerising and just brilliant and is at Kumu until 4th August 2019.
Michael Hoppen Gallery, 3 Jubilee Place, Chelsea, London SW3 3TD
This small but perfectly formed photography exhibition highlights just a snap shot of the wonderful world of Leigh Bowery (1961-1994) an amazing force to ne reckoned with for his own time.
Club kid, party socialite, performance artist, fashion designer and 80s fashion Icon who was massive on the London Club and art scene throughout the 1980s and who would often be seen out and about at all of London’s trendiest and hippest clubs of that period, steadying the ground for what would today be know as an ‘Influencer’.
From art, music, film and fashion LB conquered it all, even modelling for some of Lucian Freud’s most iconic nude paintings. Peer at just a small sample of Leighs truly amazing costumes and creations from a designer that was without a doubt way ahead of his time.
“Over 15 photographs that showcase the outcome of Bowery’s collaboration with British photographer, Fergus Greer, between 1988 and 1994, the year Bowery passed away”.
This gorgeous collection of beautiful portrait photographs, in both vivid colour and B/W depict this fabulous and unique artist in all his stunning and creative glory.
Don’t miss this amazing free exhibition until April 27th, 2019
National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE
Martin Parr’s brilliant collection of ‘people’ is a stunning exhibition of humans doing exactly what they do best, just ‘living’ featuring a wide collection of intriguing portraits of people from around the world that explores both national identity in the UK and abroad and a special focus on the concept of ‘Britishness’.
There’s even a real-life and working replica of a ‘Proper Old-School British café’ that you can sip a cuppa in factored into the exhibition!
There’s images the epitomise Brexit, sculpture, holidays, dancing, celebrities, art & artists and even footballers, to name but a few, so probably something for everyone to ponder over and possibly connect with!
The exhibition also includes a collection of MPs self-portraits that were apparently created over the course of his career and even some works in the collection that have never been exhibited in the UK before.
One for London’s ‘must do this year list’ don’t miss it, on until 27th May 2019
Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
A fabulous collection of artefacts covering all things sixties, in relation to fashion, design, architectures, photography and art, aiming to modernise and challenge the stuffy, post war, grey establishment, pre-sixties, bringing London ‘swinging’ into a youthful, more modern and colourful 20th century future.
Mary Quant and Terence Conran were the fore-runners of what they called the Chelsea set and a major influence on the fashion and design movement in London at that time (which continues on today). Feast your eyes on original Iconic fashion garments, ground breaking textiles, funky furniture, contemporary (for the time) lighting & homewares and classic ceramics that ca be from no other era.
It’s fun, its funky and it’s all things 60’s, featuring some classis original pieces from this ‘much talked about’ slice of London life.
Exhibition on until 2nd June 2019
27 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4PD
The latest offering from the team that have continued with the legacy of Alexander McQueen.
Situated on the top floor of his flagship store on Old Bond Street this is where you can potter through a collection of McQueen's design and the creative process that produced them.
This small-scale exhibition entitled McQueen: Unlocking Stories provides an insight into the designers thought processes, inspirations and techniques and of course the McQueen label (now excellently headed up by Sarah Burton creative director ) with the archive telling the story of how a collection is developed and how it gets inspired and all brought to life by garment miniatures, fabric samples and some finished tailored garments from embroidery to couture.
The wonderful exhibition shows how Sarah has captured the essence of Alexander McQueen's designs and the creative processes behind them.
A wonderful exhibition for fashionistas and those interested in fashion and fashion icons.
See it before it ends at the end of March 2019.