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Four can’t-miss fashion exhibitions taking place this spring

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Stylist’s fashion team selects four can’t-miss style retrospectives being staged around the country

Missoni Art Colour (London)

6 May-4 September; £9.90; Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1; ftmlondon.org
Discover the artworks that have inspired Missoni’s signature graphic style, including modernist masterpieces by Sonia Delaunay and Gino Severini, plus pieces from the Missoni archive. “A must-visit for fashion and art obsessives alike,” says Stylist’s executive fashion director Kitty McGee.
What to Instagram: The 1971 fit-for-a-goddess floral dress, plus a visual feast of the label’s creations from the last 60 years.

Fashion Cities Africa (Brighton)

30 April-8 January 2017; £5.20; Brighton Museum, Royal Pavilion Gardens, BN1; brightonmuseums.org.uk
The UK’s first major exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion focuses on the continent’s sartorial hotspots: Casablanca, Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg. “With each city boasting its own unique style, this is the perfect crash course in the diversity of African style,” says Stylist’s fashion assistant Koulla Sergi.
What to Instagram: One of Zhor Raïs’ incredibly beautiful hand-crafted pieces.

A history of fashion in 100 objects (Bath)

Until 1 January 2018; £8.75; Fashion Museum, Bennett Street, BA1; fashionmuseum.co.uk
Showcasing items as diverse as intricately embroidered robes from the 1760s and Nike Air Jordans from the Nineties, this is “the perfect way to get an instant overview of the pieces that have shaped our wardrobes over the last 400 years,” says Stylist’s fashion editor Lucy Reber.
What to Instagram: 2015’s giant ‘Hypercherries’ headpiece by British milliner Piers Atkinson.

Undressed: a brief history of underwear (London)

16 April-12 March 2017; £12; Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7; vam.ac.uk
From corsets and camisoles to girdles and G-strings, the V&A’s latest exhibition delves into the history of our most intimate items. “It’s a fascinating insight into how our smalls have acted as a social barometer for our changing attitudes to sex and sensuality,” says Stylist’s fashion director Alexandra Fullerton.
What to Instagram: The 1890s’ shocking pink corset.

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