5 fashion exhibits to add to your next travel itinerary | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Whether you’re travelling to Tokyo or London, we’ve summed up five of the most exciting fashion exhibits happening all over the world right now



If you’re anything like me, planning your itinerary can be one of the most exciting parts of a holiday. Obviously, nothing beats the actual experiences, but there’s just something elating about the anticipation and buildup of an experience you know you’re going to enjoy. Travel is always a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in culture, and if there’s one thing that’s intrinsically woven into every single community on the planet, it’s fashion.

Whether it’s the exploration of traditional garments or a celebration of contemporary costumes, there are countless opportunities for you to immerse yourself in the sartorial cultures of whatever country you may be travelling to.

From Tokyo’s Takada Kenzo exhibit to London’s Naomi In Fashion showcase, check out five fashion exhibits you might want to consider adding to your travel itinerary this year.

Naomi In Fashion – Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Price: £18
Duration: Until April 6, 2025

Photo by Dave Bennet for the Victoria & Albert Museum

Spotlighting one of the fashion world’s biggest and brightest names, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London will delve into the legendary career of Naomi Campbell through their upcoming exhibition ‘Naomi: In Fashion.’

Showing until April 2025, the exhibit will explore Campbell’s four-decade-long career in fashion. Produced in collaboration with the supermodel, the V&A museum shared that they will “draw upon Campbell’s own extensive wardrobe of haute couture and ready-to-wear ensembles from key moments in her career, along with loans from designer archives and objects from the V&A’s collections.”

For more information, visit the Victoria & Albert website.

Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion – The Metropolitan Museum, New York

Price: Adults – $30; Seniors (65 and over) – $22; Students – $17
Duration: Until September 2, 2024

Photo by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Perhaps one of the most notable fashion exhibits on this list, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is home to the Costume Institute’s “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” exhibit. Featuring over 220 garments and accessories spanning four centuries, the exhibit showcases sartorial connection through themes of nature. The exhibit also serves as a metaphor for the transience of fashion.

For more information, visit the Met Museum’s website.

Iris van Herpen: Sculpting the Senses – Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

Price: $30
Duration: From June 29 until October 7, 2024

Photo by Carla van de Puttelaar / © Carla van de Puttelaar

In an ode to Iris van Herpen’s dream-like sartorial signature, the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia will showcase the Dutch fashion designer’s couture craftsmanship and innovative technique through a limited-run exhibition. Running from June 29 to October 7, 2024, guests will be immersed in a sensory exploration of her practice with over 100 garments in conversation with artworks, natural history specimens, and cultural artifacts, which van Herpen drew inspiration from.

For more information, visit the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art’s website.

Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Statements – Kunsthalle München Museum, Munich

Price: €18
Duration: Until October 6, 2024

Photo by Viktor & Rolf

In the world of fashion, no other duo stands out better than Viktor & Rolf. Known for their avant-garde creations, their exhibit at the Kunsthalle München Museum in Munich honors the designers’ creative vision, passions, and obsessions. Running until October 6, 2024, the fashion exhibit explores the boundaries between the worlds of haute couture and art.

For more information, visit Kunsthalle München Museum’s website.

Takada Kenzo: Chasing Dreams – Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

Price: Regular adult, ¥1,400; University & High School students, ¥800; Junior high school students and younger children, Free
Duration: From July 6 to September 16, 2024

Photo by Kenzo Archives

A celebration of his eccentric and trailblazing career, the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery will be exhibiting one of Japan’s most beloved fashion luminaries, Takada Kenzo, this July. Revered for his innovative collections that freed the body from clothing, Kenzo is known to have paved the way for Japanese fashion designers. The exhibition not only retraces his roots as a creative but also introduces elements of his childhood and the resources that formed his process.

For more information, visit Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery’s website.

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