High glamour tinged with tragedy comes to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum this month, with the first major exhibition of the work of fashion designer Gianni Versace since his death in 1997. As favoured by Diana, Princess of Wales, Elizabeth Hurley and Madonna (dress Madonna wore to the 1995 Brit Awards pictured left), Versace’s imaginative style was both outrageous and ostentatious, but always aimed to flatter the female form. Curated by the V&A’s Claire Wilcox and designed in-house by Mike Malham, the exhibition extols his art and craft. A book to accompany the show, edited by Wilcox, has been designed by Kenneth Carroll Associates. Versace at the V&A runs from 17 October until 12 January 2003.
Sam Jacob Studio has been commissioned to design the exhibition spaces and interiors of the new Cartoon Museum, and will work with graphic design studio Fraser Muggeridge to create a
Kin Design has created interactive installations for the Eden Project’s new permanent show Invisible Worlds, which delves into the fascinating stories of miniscule micro-organisms, and the impact humans have made
Research shows that over half of designers have been to university, compared to a third of the UK workforce on a whole. We chat to Hilary Chittenden, senior foundation manager
The design consultancy has rebranded the alcohol subscription service, which sends its members a surprise bottle of gin plus other goodies every month.