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Something for the Weekend

Untitled, c1975 (Marcia Hare in Memphis, Tenessee)

If you find yourself at a loose end this weekend and want to soak up a bit of culture, why not take a trip to the National Portrait Gallery to check out the William Eggleston exhibition

Eggleston revolutionised colour photography back in the 1960s and ’70s by experimenting with colour transparency film, and his vivid and mysterious images have become iconic. Eggleston rarely captioned his images, leaving you to interpret each photo in your own way and although he’s photographed celebrities, his images of the ordinary people in his life are often far more interesting.

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Many film-makers, such as Sofia Coppola, credit Eggleston as an inspiration for their work and he’s provided album covers for a whole host of musicians, including Big Star, Primal Scream and Vampire Weekend.

We were lucky enough to take a peek at the exhibition a few weeks ago, and also visited the all-important gallery shop on the evening they collaborated with the fabulous Pop Boutique, giving us a truly 70s experience.

Pop Boutique National Portrait Gallery Shop

The team at Gallery Shop have curated a collection of books, clothing and homewares that refelect the photographer’s work. You can find mini prints of his work and even a limited edition, signed exhibition book, as well as vintage cushions and scarves (the perfect 1970s accessory!). We highly recommend taking a visit! You may even find a few images you recognise…

Punk 1976-78

Punk is back… In fact, we’re not really sure it ever left, but either way, it’s definitely not disappearing any time soon.

40 years after punks first shook things up in Thatcher’s Britain, the British Library are putting on an exhibition to celebrate the musical phenomenon. Punk 1976-78 explores the sub-culture’s most formative years and the music that defined it, including (of course) Sex Pistols and The Clash.

We were lucky enough to take a sneak peek at the exhibition’s and the gift shop and that alone is reason enough to pay a visit. Set up like a record store, you can listen to all of your old favourites on the 1970s replica listening booth or climb into the photo booth for a few cheeky snaps – let’s face it, it’s much more fun than a selfie.

There’s something for any fan, including vinyl, gifts and homeware created especially for the exhibition – we loved the limited edition prints from Punk legend Sheila Rock.

The exhibition is on until 2nd October – make sure you don’t miss it!

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

If you find yourself at a loose end this weekend (and you don’t want to get caught in the forecasted cold, wind and rain) then you should try and make your way over to the National Portrait Gallery to see the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition, which opens today.

Vogue was founded in 2016 and has been at the cutting edge of fashion ever since, with some of the world’s most famous faces gracing the cover, making it the world’s most influential fashion magazine.

The National Portrait Gallery have worked with Condé Nast to put together a display of 280 prints from the archives, featuring portraits by some of our favourite photographers, including Patrick DeMarchelier, Clifford Coffin and George Hoyningen-Huene.

We were lucky enough to get an exclusive sneak peek of the Vogue shop last week, where we were treated to our own personalised Vogue biscuits from The Biscuiteers, as well as first dibs on exclusive Vogue prints, accessories and specially commissioned designs from Karen Mabon, Anna Pugh and Andrea Garland.

 

If you can’t make it over this weekend, don’t worry, the exhibition runs until 22nd May. Though don’t leave it too long, it’s a must-see!

For the love of Liberty

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This year Liberty is turning the ripe old age of 140 and to celebrate the occasion the Fashion and Textile Museum are hosting an exhibition, Liberty in Fashion.  The exhibition charts Liberty’s evolution throughout the years and explores how their style became so iconic, with their distinctive textile prints and instantly recognisable floral patterns.

Liberty in fashion exhibition

Liberty in Fashion opens today and runs until 28th February, but we were lucky enough to get a sneaky preview earlier this week. The exhibition is made up of nine key sections, showcasing fashion from their humble beginnings selling imported exotic silks from the Far East, to the infamous swinging sixties in London, as well as their modern collaborations with designers such as Anna Sui, Acne and Nike to name a few.

Liberty in Fashion Exhibition

There are more than 150 garments on display from a whole host of designers, including Jean Muir, Yves Saint and Vivienne Westwood. If you find yourself in the capital, it’s definitely worth heading over and taking a look…

Liberty in fashion exhibtion