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REBEL: 30 Years of London Fashion

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

Get ready to be jettisoned back to the raves halls of your youth at this trailblazing fashion forward new show at the Design Museum.

EVERYTHING crammed into these absolutely inspired galleries was designed and made by young fearless designers all of whom were sponsored by NEWGEN, formed by the British Fashion Council (BFC) to support emerging new talent. Now celebrating its 30 birthday it has left a trail of famous alumni including the icon who was Lee Alexander McQueen.

Highlights on show (and there are a lot) include Sam Smith's crazy inflatable latex suit, Bjork's puffy swan dress and Harry Styles beautiful bellowing blouse.

We had much fun playing with the snapchat filters in the 'Choose your look' booth. There's a full on fashion runway, a McQueen pop-up tent and a banging 90's club room.

If you partied hard in the 90's and 00's get ready for the nostalgia to hit you square on. There's heaps of fashion related memorabilia too, with iconic Vanity Fair covers (Patsy & Liam) and a very old nokia brick mobile.

There's oodles of young emerging talent at every turn. From Alexander McQueen to Erdem, Clements Ribeiro to Molly Godard it is a riotous celebration of art school, the club scene, start up culture and everything that made London a hotspot of creativity. It made us feel proud to live in this wonderful city. We left with a giant spring in our step. GO.


By Julia Colls, 14 September 2023

16 Sept

Adult tickets from £16.33

Children aged 11 to 15 from £8.16

Under 11s go free

Concession/Student tickets from £12.24


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