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FASHIONED FROM NATURE The V&A has been a host to a number of exquisite exhibitions, and the Fashioned from Nature is the best to date - Curator Edwina Ehram deserves a round of applause. A fine balance has been created in provoking thought on the topics of sustainability as well as the inspiration of nature within the production and design of fashion garments; from the 17th century botanical embroidery style to the future of fashion and our planet in the modern era. Throughout, the unstable relationship between fashion and nature is discussed. Work is showcased from the likes of Vivienne Westwood to Stella McCartney, highlighting their movement in the step towards a more ethically conscious future. Whilst featuring a bag from Gucci, that has been strongly influenced by nature with the use of a botanical embroidery style. The presentation successfully celebrates the inspiration driven from nature in the fashion industry and the way that designers are addressing in their work the challenge to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Unfortunately, the Fashioned from Nature exhibition has now closed. However, you are able to buy the ‘Fashioned from Nature’ paperback online on Amazon and on the V&A website, which features all the information and content from the Fashioned From Nature exhibition. Text Poppy Wright

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Choked Magazine, Issue 1 SS18  

CHOKED is a magazine with a conscience encapsulating fashion, lifestyle and the Arts with an ethical focus. The world is choked with overco...

Choked Magazine, Issue 1 SS18  

CHOKED is a magazine with a conscience encapsulating fashion, lifestyle and the Arts with an ethical focus. The world is choked with overco...

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