V&A Friday Lates

December 4th 2013katie

V&A Friday Lates

Josh and I made the trip to West London on Friday to check out the V&A Friday Lates. They open the museum extra late and put on installations, talks, exhibitions and interactive sessions to complement the shows that are going on in the museum. Last Friday’s theme was “Adornment’ to coincide with the current Pearls show (I saw this last weekend too, it’s excellent) and it covered fashion and tattooing as well as jewellery.

V&A Friday Lates
V&A Friday Lates
V&A Friday Lates

Sadly I missed the talk I wanted to see due disorganisation, but we swung by the Skin Deep session put on by Brothers of the Stripe, where you could watch the collective doing a live drawing installation and make yourself a rubber-stamped tattoo poster to take away.

V&A Friday Lates
V&A Friday Lates

We also saw a fashion show by E Wha Lim in the Medieval & Renaissance hall. Her surreal work was beautifully complemented by the surroundings.

It was also just great to roam the museum ‘after hours’. We popped to the Japan section…

V&A Friday Lates

Happy chest is happy

V&A Friday Lates

Embroidery detail on samurai robes

… and my favourite place, the jewellery hall.

V&A Friday Lates
V&A Friday Lates
V&A Friday Lates
V&A Friday Lates

Is it just me who likes to play pretend I’m shopping and pick what I’d most like to take home?

V&A Friday Lates
V&A Friday Lates

Beautiful wheel of gems

V&A Friday Lates
V&A Friday Lates
V&A Friday Lates

I think this was the last Lates of the year, but check the site for next year’s events.

Comments (4)

  • Linnae

    December 4th 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Wow, these photos look so inspiring and beautiful! I’ve never heard of this museum but definitely have to visit it! xx

    Linnae from http://www.linnnaedesign.blogspot.com

  • Anushka

    December 5th 2013 at 7:22 am

    I adore the V&A and its lates sessions always sound really fascinating…I’ve never been able to make them in the past as I work evenings, so it’s nice to get a glimpse through you!

  • Catherine

    December 5th 2013 at 4:07 pm

    SO cool! I wish I’d been there to make one of those posters for my boyfriend.

  • Jade

    December 5th 2013 at 9:17 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun. I’ll have to check one of the late night events out next year, for sure.

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