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.
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.
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…
Happy chest is happy
Embroidery detail on samurai robes
… and my favourite place, the jewellery hall.
Is it just me who likes to play pretend I’m shopping and pick what I’d most like to take home?
Beautiful wheel of gems
I think this was the last Lates of the year, but check the site for next year’s events.