Must-See Fashion Exhibits in 2022

If you are anything like us, you are ready to start making as many travel plans as possible! So, for our fellow fashionistas, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most anticipated fashion exhibitions of 2022!

Bethany Williams: Alternative Systems

The Design Museum, London

Now – September 4, 2022

Bethany Williams is a London-based designer who wants to avoid the contradictions of fashion by tackling the social and environmental issues of the industry. The exhibition showcases beautiful garments made from recycled book waste and her collaboration as part of the Emergency Designer Network.

Love Brings Love. The Alber Elbaz Tribute Show

Palais Galliera, Paris

May 3 – October 7, 2022

Love Brings Love seeks to re-create the incredible collaborative runway show – including the effects, music, and lighting – presented in honor of the legendary designer Alber Elbaz after his passing in 2021. AZ Factory, the fashion startup he founded, created the show along with 46 houses and designers who created looks that inspired Elbaz in his short 59 years. The creative directors, heritage Maisons, and heads of brands also tackled contemporary gender, diversity, and environmental issues.

Vision & Virtuosity by Tiffany & Co.

Saatchi Gallery, London

June 10 – August 19, 2022 

Vision and Virtuosity celebrates Tiffany’s authority as the seller of some of the world’s finest diamonds for the last 185 years. It takes visitors through displays of more than 400 archival objects and high jewelry designs, from famous collections to the recently acquired Empire Diamond. The exhibit has seven chapters that reflect on Tiffany’s brand identity, heritage, and creative influence.

Africa Fashion

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

July 2, 2022 – April 10, 2023

Africa Fashion showcases the creativity and global impact of contemporary African fashions via display garments, textiles, photographs, sketches, and catwalk footage. Many garments come from the archives of mid-20th century African designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah, and Alphadi. This exhibit seeks to celebrate the vitality and innovation of fashion creators from 20 countries within the African continent.

Gianni Versace Retrospective

Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands

December 2, 2022 – May 7, 2023

This exhibit takes visitors through the emotional journey of the life and work of the late Gianni Versace, who dominated the fashion scene from 1989 until 1997, when his life was taken too soon. It will be a retrospective of catwalk shows and clothing, including men’s and women’s outfits, accessories, fabrics, drawings, and interior design, plus original pieces sourced from international private collectors.

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