Get stylish with these fashionable online exhibitions

Published 25 June 2020

As London Fashion Week undergoes a digital makeover, here are our pick of the most fashion-forward online exhibitions to dive into now.


This June marked a momentous step for the fashion industry, as London Fashion Week became the first of the four major Fashion Week cities to take its show-stopping catwalk productions online with a full digital makeover.

Inspired by fierce struts, incredible designs and a thirst for bringing fashion to the public, we’re bringing you the best the art world has to offer in fashion and design, with the exhibitions you can explore online to get some serious style inspiration.


In focus: Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk at V&A

Set to be one of the blockbuster exhibitions of 2020, the V&A’s Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk was postponed due to the pandemic. Luckily, you can explore the entire exhibition online, through a series of curator-led films that tour the exhibition, as well as an array of online content exploring the history and influence of the kimono as both a traditional garment and modern inspiration.

Highlights include a series of films with kimono stylist Akira Times, plus designer Jotaro Saito discussing the kimono in modern-day Japan and the wider world and its evolution into streetwear.

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Fast x Slow Fashion: Shopping for clothes in Leeds 1720 – 2020 at Leeds City Museum

Exploring the relationship between clothes shopping and the people of Leeds, from the early 18th century to the present day, this exhibition examines the way attitudes towards consuming fashion have adapted over time.

The show examines the juxtaposition between modern mass production and the more bespoke, individual approach to purchasing clothes that came before, as well as advancements going forward in sustainable fashion.

Street Fans at The Fan Museum

The Fan Museum’s sensational Street Fans exhibition has been revived online, available to explore through Google Arts & Culture. In a successful campaign run through our crowdfunding platform, Art Happens, the museum was able to bring its pivotal exhibition exploring the unique relationship between street art and fan-making to life.

Featuring exquisite designs from a collection of designers working across disciplines, combined with the fan-making prowess of Sylvain Le Guen, prints, patterns and even celebrity profiles have found their way onto these iconic fashion accessories.

Once Upon a Try at Museum of Brands

Looking at how brands have shaped our modern world, this online show covers the design makeup and practicality of a wide range of recognisable brands, featuring products from the Spice Girls and Peppa Pig to Tropicana and Coca-Cola. Every brand has a unique story to tell – discover the tales behind your favourite products in this Google Arts & Culture exhibition.

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If you missed out on the digital launch of this year’s London Fashion Week, there’s still a treasure trove of videos, articles and collections to explore online through their website. We’d recommend checking out My Non-Essential London, a series of videos featuring the likes of Ella Eyre, Paloma Faith and Jack Guinness discussing the shops they can’t wait to visit again in the future.

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