‘REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion’ curator talk and exhibition visit at The Design Museum

Friday, 26 January

This is a unique opportunity to join other Society members at the Design Museum for a private curator talk and exclusive Q&A opportunity and visit to ‘REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion’, a landmark exhibition in collaboration with the British Fashion Council (BFC) celebrating the 30th anniversary of the BFC’s NEWGEN programme, that supports the best emerging fashion design talent and aims to build global, high-end brands of the future.

If you are passionate about ground-breaking contemporary fashion or interested in curation and exhibitor design, then this is a visit for you!

Join us at the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG on Friday, 26th January 2023 from 16:00 to 18:00.

An illustrated talk by Fiona Mckay (Assistant Curator at the Design Museum), will explore the curatorial journey, decision making and process, and what it meant collaborating with Sarah Mower MBE (Fashion Journalist and Exhibition Co-Curator) and exhibition team. It will delve deeper into the exhibition’s star objects, explore the object ownership and origin, and unearth the creative development of the exhibition design.

After Fiona Mckay’s talk and Q&A you will then be accompanied as a group into the exhibition by Monica Hodgson (Exhibition Coordinator at the Design Museum and Secretary of the Costume Society). 

Exhibition object highlights include the swan dress worn by Björk at the 2001 Oscars, Harry Styles’ Steven Stokey Daley outfit from his video for ‘Golden’, and Sam Smith's inflatable latex suit by HARRI from this year’s BRIT Awards. Additionally, the exhibition displays collections and work by JW Anderson, Wales Bonner, Erdem, Molly Goddard, Christopher Kane, Simone Rocha, Roksanda, and many more.

Ticket price: Places are limited. Members £30. Non-Members £40.

Please note: All areas of the Design Museum are accessible by lift. Entrance to the museum and its High Street shop are at street level. All exhibitions and shops are wheelchair accessible. The Creative Workshop on the first floor is accessible by lift. There will be periods of standing during the exhibition visit, so please bear this in mind when you consider purchasing a ticket. 

High Street Kensington, which is the nearest station has no step-free access from platform to ground level. the Design Museum is a 9-minute walk from the station. Open from 10:00 to 18:00, the Design Cafe is located on the ground floor in the museum's atrium, serves hot and cold drinks and snacks, and the Design Kitchen, located at the Sachs Family Park Room on the second floor, serves a range of breakfast or lunch options, hot drinks and cakes, as well as light snacks. There are various eating options on High Street Kensington. Joining details and travel advice will be supplied.

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