Frida Fever


Copyright: Nickolas Muray- Frida Kahlo

With the highly anticipated V&A exhibition ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’ in full swing,  the world has been reminded of her iconic style which has seen itself manifest in interior and fashion trends this season and beyond. The exhibition presents a collection of the artists artifacts and takes the visitor on a journey through her complex life.

Growing up in Mexico, the exhibition shows the colourful landscape she was surrounded by and the tropical world on her doorstep. Surrounded by Mexican and Guatemalan textiles, fabrics and colour had a big influence on Frida sparking the bright bold style for which she is recognized today.


Copyright: Nickolas Muray- Frida Kahlo



A highlight of the exhibition is seeing the unspoilt, decorative garments that were once worn by Frida. Mixing Guatemalan woven materials with Asian patterned silks, each outfit was a real insight into Frida’s love of different cultures and fighting the norm. She liked to experiment with her identity and expressed herself though her clothes and make up.

Fashion has continued to be inspired by Frida Kahlo throughout the years. From floral headdresses to small embroidery details, her style is timeless and will always be captivating.


Jean Paul Gaultier 1998, MOSCHINO 2012, Valentino SS15

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See how the exhibition and prominence of Frida Kahlo is already influencing design in both current fashion and interiors:


& Other Stories


Temperley London




Topshop, Anthropologie, Zara


The Sofa Workshop, Jan Constantine


Andrew Martin

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