FASHIONED FROM NATURE

This exhibition will present fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes. From stunning botanical embroidery to earrings made from birds of paradise, the relationship between nature and fashion is complex and often controversial. The exhibition will take you on a journey through centuries of fashion that have drawn inspiration from and plundered the natural world – through to the contemporary innovators who are directly addressing the issues caused by the industry.