February is the month of romance, Chinese celebrations and all things fashion, meaning there are plenty of things going on to keep you busy throughout the chilly winter days!
This month’s highlights include joining hundreds of Londoners in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the Year of the Pig on Chinese New Year. Alternatively, The V&A’s Christian Dior exhibition and London Fashion Week are ideal for any fashion fanatics out there. Read on to see our top pick of events for this month:
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at V&A Museum – until 14 July
This highly anticipated event explores the enduring legacy of one of the 20th century’s most influential fashion designers. Spanning from 1947 to the present day, the exhibition will trace the history of Dior’s work and his relationship with Britain. Highlights include various sketches by the designer, as well as a collection of dresses from the Dior Heritage collection in Paris.
Chinese New Year celebrations – 10 February
Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the Chinese New Year this month. The day will be packed full of cheerful music and colourful dance performances at the main stage in Trafalgar Square. You can also head to Chinatown to see the Chinese New Year parade, which will feature over 50 groups!
Orchid Festival at Royal Botanic Gardens – 9 February to 10 March
Returning for its 24th year, Kew Gardens’ celebration of the orchid will be focused on Colombia’s plant life. Highlights include the ‘Carnival of Animals’ display and a colourful representation of Colombia’s famous rainbow river, Caño Cristales. If you want to shake off the winter blues and brighten up your day, this is the one for you!
London Fashion Week: Insiders – 16 February and 17 February
New for this season, this exciting initiative allows fashions fans to be part of London Fashion Week. Fashionistas will gain access to various catwalk shows, as well as talks with designers and leading industry figures. Make sure you hurry, though, as tickets are limited.
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