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First Eleven celebrates transformative power of football shirts in World Cup exhibition

London gallery KK Outlet calls upon the designs of 11 artists for a special World Cup exhibition distinctly bereft of minimal designs and sponsor logos.

an oil portrait of a bearded man

NPG unveils its blockbuster autumn exhibition with major William Morris show

The National Portrait Gallery is to mount a major exhibition in the autumn with Fiona McCarthy curating a wide ranging show about William Morris and his ongoing influence.

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Sugar pink duct tape Christopher Kane creation is Dress of the Year at Bath Fashion Museum

The latest Fashion Museum Dress of the Year has been unveiled: a sugar pink silk organza dress from leading British designer Christopher Kane's Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

a printed fabric with a repeat pattern of buildings on it

Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol at the Fashion and Textile Museum

Henry Moore regarded his colourful textile designs as "a bit of holiday" and Picasso allowed his designs to be printed on virtually anything - apart from sofas. The Fashion and Textile Museum......

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Picture Gallery: Stunning Georgian costumes at Bath Fashion Museum

Fans of Austen and the Georgian period should make their way to the Fashion Museum in Bath where a series stunning original costumes take centre stage.

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Specs show stars Michael Caine and Audrey Hepburn at the National Glass Centre

Charting the rise of fashionable spectacles during the 20th century, an exhibition on the history of Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses takes a closer look at some big names.

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Museum of London dons suits, bowler hats and brogues in menswear fashion exhibition

Coinciding with a London fashion mini-festival, curator Timothy Long says an exhibition of historic and modern meanswear will reveal their suave "feat of engineering".

Michael Caine wearing black thick-rimmed spectacles.

Show off your spectacular selfies at the National Glass Centre's Goldsmiths Spectacles exhibition

Featuring the designs which inspired a generation of spectacle wearers, a new exhibition at the National Glass Centre gives the public a chance to show off their selfies.

A black and white photo of a man with glasses and a moustache with paper over his eyes

KLF co-founder Bill Drummond to rock Volume in Library of Birmingham Discovery Season

The co-founder of the eighties avant-garde band will give a speech and a "punk-rock design performance" during a three-day publishing mini-season in Birmingham.

A photo of a female artist sitting in a studio laughing in front of a bookshelf

Artist's Statements: Harvey Nichols and Nike to Daisy Lowe and Uma Thurman designers

As a selection of brilliant young designers demonstrate their talent at the Museum of London, here are their stories from the Jewellery Now exhibition.

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V&A announces The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 show next Spring

From the jewellery of Elizabeth Taylor to ankle boots by Dolce & Gabbana, the V&A's spring exhibition drapes the gallery in the designs which have made Italy a fashion powerhouse. Here are a few of......

Rebecca Joselyn, Crushed Can Jug

Big ideas and small disruptions: Subversive Designs at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery

With works by Vivienne Westwood, Grayson Perry, Thomas Heatherwick and Paul Scott, Brighton's Subversive Designs reveals the counter-culture of the decorative arts.

Curved sofa with Stars and Stripes design.

Pop Art Design still appeals to contemporary eyes at the Barbican

Pop Art Design reveals the close and symbiotic relationship between artists, designers and of course, popular culture via Warhol, Lichtenstein, Peter Blake, Gaetano Pesce and Charles and Ray Eames.

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Inside the V&A's Clothworker's Centre for the Conservation and Study of Textiles and Fashion

Emily Beeson ventures inside the treasure trove of fashion and textiles that is the V&A's new Clothworker's Centre as it prepares to open its doors for tours.

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The re-opened Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft: A new jewel in the Sussex Downs

Typographers, architects and anyone with an interest in 20th century applied arts will be thrilled with the rejuvenated Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft.

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