Tiara saved from Lusitania to go on show at V&A in London | Art and design

The diamond and pearl Cartier headpiece escaped the sinking of the ocean liner in 1915 The Cartier tiara that once belonged to Marguerite Allan. Photograph: Cartier/V&A/PA A dazzling diamond and pearl tiara with a tragic history, saved from the sinking… Read More

London to host self-curated Azzedine Alaïa exhibition next spring | Fashion

A retrospective on Azzedine Alaïa will open at the Design Museum in London next spring. Azzedine Alaïa: the Couturier will run for five months from 10 May and include more than 60 couture pieces from the Tunisian fashion designer’s 35-year… Read More

Fashion’s interwoven relationship with nature to go on display at V&A | Fashion

A genetically engineered bioluminescent silk dress, a pineapple-fibre clutch bag and a cape made from cockerel feathers are among 300 items to go on display as part of the V&A’s next fashion exhibition. Fashioned From Nature, which opens in April,… Read More

‘It​​ is what’s outside that counts’: how northern style became the quintessence of the British identity makeup | Fashion

In 1986, 31 years before the Tory conference set up camp to bury Theresa May alive in its industrial shell, the G-Mex centre in Manchester hosted the Festival of the Tenth Summer. Commemorating the Sex Pistols’ 1976 date at the… Read More