The ultimate symbol of Japan, the kimono is often perceived as traditional, timeless and unchanging. Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk will counter this conception, presenting the garment as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion.
Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionized manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies.
In June 2019 members of the AFV&A enjoyed a trip to Scotland, following the rich history of Scottish design across Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow and meeting the contemporary practitioners shaping the future of design in the country. The trip was inspired by the [...]
From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.
From miniskirts and hot pants to vibrant tights and makeup, discover how Mary Quant launched a fashion revolution on the British high street, with over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from the designer's personal archive.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams opened at the V&A on February 2, 2019. Based on the major exhibition Christian Dior: Couturier du Rêve, organised by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, the exhibition has been reimagined for the V&A, with over 50% new [...]
V&A Dundee opened to the public on September 15, 2018. A new international center of design, proudly supported by the AFV&A, V&A Dundee showcases the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from around the world. It is the first dedicated [...]
V&A exhibition, The Fabric of India, will make its US debut at Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, on October 19, 2018 and will run until January 6, 2019. It is the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles [...]