We nipped across to the Design Museum over the weekend to check out the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year show that’s just opened there. We weren’t overly impressed with the show to be honest – it’s a bit of a mish-mash of work, organised into rather arbitrary categories for the exhibition (‘Learn’, ‘Home’ etc.) rather than the actual categories in which the work has been nominated (Architecture, Product, Graphics etc.).
Fortunately, while we were we caught the Drawing Fashion show on the floor just below, and it’s just brilliant. It features a fine array of 20th and 21st century fashion illustration, most notably from Rene Gruau (above), Francois Berthoud (below top) and Mats Gustafson (below bottom). The show has been beautifully designed by the folk at Carmody Groarke, with graphic design by A Practice for Everyday Life.
The Drawing Fashion show runs until 6 March, and Designs of the Year until 7 August.