Azzedine Alaia Design Museum

Glorious dresses from Azzedine Alaia at the Design Museum

So often displays of dresses are a disappointment as the mannequins used do not do the designs justice and the dresses end up looking limp and the best idea of the real glory of the frock comes only from an old photo of a celeb wearing it. Not the case here!  These dresses by Azzedine Alaia shine and stun you as soon as you enter the room and stay with you when you leave. Continue reading

Poster for Imagine Moscow

Imagine Moscow at London’s Design Museum

London’s Design Museum moved home last year and set up its stall in wonderful, newly refurbished premises in Kensington. I wrote about my visit to their opening events here.

I was intrigued when I received the invitation to their latest exhibition, called Imagine Moscow, an exhibition which explores six Moscow architectural landmarks from the 1920s and 1930s that were never built! However, it turned out to be interesting, surprising and offered some visionary designs which would have resulted in a modern, dramatic city had they come to fruition. From large-scale projects to classic propaganda material, there is plenty to see and enjoy. Continue reading

London’s Design Museum

London’s Design Museum doesn’t often come up on the list of our most visited museums but it’s well worth a look. Located just next to Tower Bridge, it was founded in 1989 by Sir Terence Conran to encourage everyone to appreciate the value of design and looks at all types of design: product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural. Continue reading