Thursday, 9 April 2015

Art Exhibition: 'Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process' ♥


On Tuesday, as I have previously mentioned in my last few posts, I went to London to visit the 'Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen: Working Process' exhibition that is currently on display at the Tate Britain. The exhibition features photography taken by artist and photographer, Nick Waplington. In 2008, famous fashion designer, Lee Alexander McQueen asked Nick Waplington to help him document the process behind his autumn/winter 2009 women's ready-to-wear show, entitled 'The Horn of Plenty!'. Which at the time, nobody realised would sadly be one of his last collections. 

As a project, this photographic documentation offers a great insight into the mind of a private, very talented, influential fashion designer. This exhibition provides great photography from the very beginning of the show, such as initial mood boards, to the final garments. It outlines Alexander McQueen's thought processes whilst creating the show, and also offers behind-the-scenes shots. After my visit to the exhibition, I also got the book from the Tate Britain shop. As no photography is allowed inside of the exhibition itself, I thought I would share with you some examples of what I saw via the book.



    

Since visiting this exhibition, it has been very clear to me that everyone involved in this project is extremely talented. I found the exhibition influential, inspiring, and incredibly thought-provoking. I would personally class it as one of my favourite exhibitions that I have seen, and I highly recommend that you all go and see it. The exhibition is on display until 17th May 2015. 


As a last little note, if you do get the opportunity to visit, make sure you read and pay full attention to this quote on your exit out of the exhibition. After viewing the photos, and seeing the process of the collection being made, this will really make you stop and think. 



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