Monday, November 4, 2013

Kansai Yamamoto at the V&A

Pre show photos of the catwalk, photography/lights section and seats
Wearing a Happi coat designed by Kansai Yamamoto himself, photo taken with a geisha (a member of the audience!) and another volunteer
Incredible quilted catsuit (as worn by David Bowie) and Kansai at the final show
All the models in their crazily coloured outfits with Kansai in the middle
This Friday I took part in a (eleven hour!) day at the V&A helping run a fashion show. It was part of the V&As programme Fashion in Motion, featuring Kansai Yamamoto. His designs were beautiful to say the least, featuring vivid colours and bright prints (which can bee seen in the photo above).

My favourite piece by far was the iPad dress, which is on the far right in the photo. It had a beautiful floral train and the model had clear spikes on her head, amazing. The show itself was crazy, at one point people dressed in black danced around with white dolls dressed in jackets and hats, models cartwheeled down the catwalk and a man playing a traditional Japanese trumpet type instrument sat at the front. Another lovely touch was small coins were placed on each seat, which are a Japanese token for good luck (commonly tied onto people's shoelaces, according to one of the models).

I had a wonderful day and after previously helping with a Jenny Packham show in June, I cannot wait to do it again this December.

Rosie x


  1. this looks very amazing! i love working as a backstage, its fun xx

  2. Such cool and colourful designs!

    Have a fantastic day,

  3. Wow, the designs look fantastic. How did you end up working backstage, if you don't mind me asking? It looks like great fun.

    Stacey xx

    1. If you go onto the V&A website and email them and ask about volunteering for Fashion in Motion and I'm sure they would let you :)


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