V&A explores a world of fashion and nature

Fashioned from Nature features '300 beautiful, iGreenpeace T-shirt from Fahioned from Nature, © Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A's next major exhibition is an incredible exploration of the impact of, and on, nature in fashion. Called Fashioned from Nature, the show will run from April 21st until next year.

Featuring 300 objects – described as 'beautiful, intriguing and unsettling' by the London museum – Fashioned from Nature will cover 400 years of this complex relationship to consider what makes sustainable style.

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From H&M's high-street efforts to Emma Watson's Calvin Klein dress made from recycled plastic bottles, and a pair of earrings made in 1875 from the actual bird heads to a dress grown from plant roots by artist Diana Scherer, the exhibition will definitely be an eye-opener.

There will also be interactive installations from the Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion to allow the visitor to truly explore the present impact of fashion and how it might look in the future.

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Fashioned from Nature (£12, concessions available, free for V&A members) at the V&A museum in London will run from April 21st 2018 to Jan 27th 2019.

Photo credits: Greenpeace printed cotton T-shirt, Britain, 1990s, ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Silk train (detail), woven with a pattern of roses, c.1890s, ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Speckled Crimson Ruff by Michelle Lowe-Holder, 'Flock & Fold' Collection AW11, Photography by Polly Penrose.

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