Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style


One of the things that I love about London is its exhibitions. There’s always something new going on and if you’re into fashion, like me, you’ll never get bored. 


This time I went to the Imperial War Museum. Not a usual place for a fashion event, but this exhibition is exploring the impact of wartime austerity on the way people dressed. 


I got the chance to see clothes, accessories, photographs, film and artworks from that era and see how people explored their creativity. 

Through the make-do-and-mend attitude, people in the wartime Britain had to renovate and recycle their clothes in the most interesting way. 

Going around the exhibition, I realized the impact of that era on the British style today and in my closet too. All that vintage style that we keep seeing in the fashion magazines is the effect of an era where people need to be resourceful not only about food but about clothing as well.

             The exhibition is small but really interesting and its worth a visit.

*Don’t forget to visit the exhibition’s shop where you can find all those styles that we learned to love through the years.  

Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style

Imperial War Museum

Until 31 August 2015

Admission: £10