The Cloakroom by Faye Toogood

London Design Festival 2015, London

Installed at pivotal London Design Festival hub, the V&A, throughout the festival period, British designer Faye Toogood created 150 coats made from Kvadrat’s sculptural upholstery Highfield 2. Taking her cue from fashion, Toogood invited V&A guests to check coats out of the circular-railed cloakroom and wear them whilst exploring the museum’s collections.

The coats also incorporated sewn-in maps that guided wearers to a further 10 specially-commissioned Faye Toogood garments, located throughout the V&A. These individual couture pieces hidden in the galleries took the form of reinterpreted items from the museum’s collections.