The New Futures for Cable exhibition opens on Monday at the Royal College of Art. It will show the ideas RCA students have come up with in response to understanding the potential of cable technology and finding ways in which it can be used to benefit us in the home, office and public spaces. Until 7 March.

Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7.

Or perhaps The Cutting Edge: Fifty Years of British Fashion may be more your thing. Opening on 6 March, this highlights more than 250 outfits and accessories by UK designers, from 1940s clothes, including Victor Stiebel’s silk dress (pictured), to latest designs and recurrent themes in British fashion. Until 27 July.

Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London SW7.

Photography enthusiasts should check out the work of German photographer August Sander in the first UK show to display all aspects of his work. On 1 March a symposium will provide a critical discourse on his work. Speakers include Paul Wombell from London’s Photographers Gallery and Dr Claudia Gabriella Philipp from the Museum fr Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg. Until 8 June.

Venue: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2.

Details: 0171-306 0055.

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