The Exhibition Edit

Katy Lilley from our dynamic Design team has collated our edit of the best exhibitions to visit this year. For some interior, textiles and fashion inspiration, keep reading...

Fashioning A Reign - 90 years of style from the Queen's wardrobe. Buckingham Palace

23th July—2nd October 2016

An exciting opportunity to see an array of the Queen’s clothing and accessories throughout her life to celebrate her 90th Birthday. Highlights include, the Queen’s wedding gown designed by Sir Norman Hartnell. Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse will also exhibit a selection of the Queen’s outfits. See the website here for more details.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style. Manchester Art Gallery

24th June-30th October 2016

After receiving rave reviews in London, the National Portrait Gallery exhibition has moved to Manchester. With free entry, it is an opportunity to see over 280 photographic prints from the world famous fashion magazine. Visit the Manchester Art Gallery here.

Ceramic Art York. York Art Gallery

9th September-16th November 2016

This weekend show is the North's answer to Ceramic Art London. A relatively new show (only in its second year) is an excellent way to see some of the country's finest studio potters this autumn. Last year, the show was in the grounds of the art gallery, whilst the first floor inside the gallery has the permanent collection of fantastic British Studio ceramics, known as the 'Centre of Ceramic Art'. For more information, visit their website here.

1920's Jazz Age Fashion and Photographs. Fashion and Textiles Museum, London

23th September 2016-15th January 2017

The fashion and textiles Museum in London is one of London's lesser known galleries. Quietly putting on some of the capital’s greatest fashion exhibitions, it's always a pleasure to visit, as their current exhibition 'Missoni Art Colour' is testament to this. 1920's Jazz age will no doubt follow a highly successful year for the museum to date. It aims to capture the glamour of the decade with beaded evening dresses, silk pyjamas to the iconic flapper dresses. Excess and frivolity are captured within 150 garments alongside illustrations and photographs from the era. Find more details here.

Design Junction. Kings Cross, London

22nd-25th September 2016

Design Junction has been a key highlight of the London Design Festival. As it moves to a new location this year, from the old derelict Post Office location it will be interesting to see if it can retain its high style credentials. Open to both trade and the public, expect to see the latest trends within home and interior design. There are also lots of events taking place throughout the capital for London Design Week, so it’s best to do your research in order to capture all of the best shows. Visit the Design Junction website here.

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