Fashioned From Nature: Learning from the Linnean Society of London

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211

LUNCHTIME LECTURE 12:30–13:00 Wednesday 02 May 2018

Image © V&A

Fashion draws inspiration from the natural world, but also depends on it for raw materials and energy. The exhibition Fashioned from Nature at the V&A Museum will show exquisite designs inspired by nature, along with new fibres made from food waste, designs created from recycled and upcycled materials, and intriguing examples of bio-engineered dyes. 

The talk will describe the important contribution of the Linnean Society of London to the research for the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new fashion exhibition, Fashioned from Nature.  It will also describe some of the objects in the exhibition which reflect Carl Linnaeus’s ‘sexual system’ of plant classification from a late 18th-century fan to an outfit designed by Christopher Kane in 2014.

Edwina Ehrman is a Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the V&A.

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is not essential, but to secure your place we recommend booking a ticket. 
  • Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 12:15.
  • Tea will be served in the Library following the event.

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