Cultural Inspiration - Where to go this weekend in London?

Stuck for things to do this weekend? Enjoy the calm before the storm of London Fashion Week with some of Model Village’s inspiration to help you discover just a few of the fun, cultural and creative events happening in London! 📸


“Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion”

Why not have a flashback fashion moment with the ultimate designer - Balenciaga? This new V&A exhibition is an iconic fashion retrospective which celebrates the designer’s prominent career, marking 100 years since the opening of his first store!

“With over 100 pieces crafted by ‘the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition.”
— V&A


The exhibiton higlights even include the Oscar de la Renta, Spring Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection.

Entry Cost: £12

Event Location: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL




“From Selfie to Self-Expression”

Looking for some more inspiration to help you take the best selfie? Occupying two floors and 10 rooms of the Saatchi Gallery, 'From Selfie to Self-Expression' is the first major exhibition to explore the history of the selfie and highlight the emerging role of the mobile phone as an artistic medium.

Saatchi Gallery and Huawei have joined forces to offer artists, photographers, and enthusiasts around the globe a chance to show their most creative selfies internationally, and have their work exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery as part of the #SaatchiSelfie competition. So why not take a look and even enter the competition yourself to show off your best selfie?

Entry Cost: Free

Event Location:  Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s Square, Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY



“Perfume: A Sensory Journey through Contemporary Scent”


Somerset House always have a great selection of events and galleries, so you can always go and explore what is going on, even if it's not fashion week!


This exhibition has a beautiful display of sumptuous scents, reworked palettes and perfume provocateurs leading the way at Somerset House's multi-sensory exhibition. Perfect to help you get inspired for the shows!

Smell is a way of understanding that nothing is lost.
— Daniela Andrier, perfumer


Entry Cost: £11

Event Location: East Wing Galleries, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA




#MVtoptip: After you have visited the gallery why not stop by the Chelsea Farmer's Market also based in the Duke of York’s Square? Every Saturday this great food market has a delicious selection of fresh produce, handmade treats, all locally grown. It’s a great location to find some unique food ideas for lunch!


Remember it’s always exciting for your followers to know what you're discovering, so visit some of these great events and post about them online! You can even use the hashtag #MVinspiration so we know you like what we post!


Comment if you have any other suggestions you think other readers may be interested in also! We love to hear your feedback! 💋

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