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Don’t Forget Your Passport: Friday Late at the V&A with THATMuse

SEEN loves the active ways in which you can get involved at London’s museums. It’s so easy to go round one and end up not remembering very much because of the sheer wealth of objects you’ve looked at. Perhaps this has inspired the wonderful V&A to host something very special; the travel-themed ‘Don’t Forget Your Passport’ Friday Late on Friday 25th August, which will feature a brand new and travel-inspired treasure hunt from THATMuse (Treasure Hunt At The Museum).

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Tristram Hunt Announced as New Director of the V&A

The post-Brexit era heralds huge turbulence in one of London’s most famous cultural institutions as Tristram Hunt, the former shadow education minister and staunch critic of Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn is set to oversee change at the V&A following his appointment.

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V&A Looks Forward to Balenciaga Exhibit in 2017

It was 1937 when the designer opened his first couture house in Paris, according to the editors that curated the Balenciaga collection on Lyst, showcasing the fashion house’s latest contemporary works. However, the upcoming exhibition is placing its focus on his career between the 1950’s and 1960’s. Organised by the museum’s fashion and textiles curator, Cassie Davies-Strodder it is spotlighting this significant time with 100 garments and 20 hats, all of which were produced by the couturier himself and his apprentices.

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Fashion in Motion: House of Holland at the V&A

SEEN can never get enough of fashion shows. This time, House of Holland will celebrate their 10-year history with a retrospective catwalk show, as part of the Fashion in Motion series at the V&A. Four free catwalk shows will be staged on Friday 21st October in the Raphael Gallery, showcasing highlights from womenswear collections across the history of the label.

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Balenciaga at the V&A: The Designers’ Designer

SEEN is delighted to share the latest fashion exhibition news at the V&A – Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, the first exhibition to be held about Cristóbal Balenciaga in the UK, marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of his first fashion house in San Sebastian, and the 80th anniversary of the opening of his famous Paris salon in 1937. Beginning on 27th May 2017, and for nine months, this unique exhibition will display some of the most representative pieces of Balenciaga, “the master of us all”, according to Christian Dior.

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The Best of LDF: ‘BELOVED’ at the V&A Museum

You may remember that SEEN very much admired ‘Beloved’, the evocative installation by Istanbul-based architecture practice Tabanlıoğlu Architects, set on a bridge over the beautiful V&A’s Medieval & Renaissance Galleries, conceived as part of the London Design Festival, London. It was indeed one of the most interesting design proposals seen by SEEN during the week.