|Jawbone JAMBOX, San Francisco, USA |
Yves Béhar, Fuseproject
If you have no plans for the weekend, this exhibition is definitely a good option and if the weather is kind, there is nothing like a walk by the river on a sunny day to lift up one's spirit.
The awards include seven categories: Architecture, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Digital, Transport and Product so there are plenty of creative designs to admire.
|Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects|
Photography by Iwan Baan
For a full list of nominations in all categories please visit the Design Museum online. I will focus on the highlights of the fashion category, from a SHOWstudio film of Gareth Pugh for Mac by Ruth Ogben to the highly acclaimed Royal Wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, this is an exquisite selection!
|The Duchess of Cambridge’s Wedding Dress |
Designed by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen
Image © Samir Hussein, Getty Images
In the exhibition you can watch a video with Sarah Burton explaining the whole process of creating the dress with its marvellous intricate lace embellishments and fascinating construction.
|Image Dress, Autumn/Winter 2010–11 © Alexander McQueen|
Sølve Sundsbø / Art + Commerce
Alexander McQueen is also nominated for the prestigious Savage Beauty exhibition at the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York - Andrew Bolton with the support of Harold Koda.
|Mary Katrantzou, Opus Mixtum Dress |
Image by Chris Moore
Mary Katrantzou, who won an Emerging talent award at the last British Fashion Awards, is also on the nomination list for her Autumn/Winter '11 collection.
As Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake is also nominated twice on the fashion category, not only due to his talent as a designer but also to a video animation created by his design studio.
|Issey Miyake, Image by Hiroshi Iwasaki|
And last but not least, on the fashion nominations highlights, I have to mention Vivienne Westwood's Ethical Fashion Africa collection Autumn/Winter '11. The grand dame of the punk movement era is conscientious about the world around her and does try to make a difference.
|Vivienne Westwood, Ethical Fashion Africa collection AW '11|
Designs of the Year 2012
8 February - 4 July
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British Fashion Awards 2011
Shoes for Show
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