29th March: Afternoon Tea and V&A Africa Fashion Talk - SOLD OUT

The Knightsbridge Hotel presents:
Afternoon Tea and V&A Africa Fashion Curator Talk
Wednesday 29th March, 2pm


Join us at Knightsbridge Hotel for a special Afternoon Tea. First, guests are invited to enjoy a fascinating and intimate talk in the hotel’s beautiful Drawing Room with Dr Christine Checinska, Lead Curator of the V&A's critically acclaimed Africa Fashion exhibition. There will be time for guests to ask questions after the talk and everyone will receive complimentary tickets for a V&A exhibition of their choice. We will then serve your choice of Afternoon Tea or Champagne Tea in the bold and colourful Library to finish.

Described as landmark exhibition for the V&A and the first of its kind, Africa Fashion examines the global impact of a fashion scene as dynamic and varied as the continent itself. Celebrating its vitality, craft, colour and creativity, African fashion is presented as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures.

Lead Curator, Dr Christine Checinska is a British artist, designer and storyteller, who has spent three decades exploring the relationship between cloth, culture and race. Her talk will look at the making of the exhibition Her talk will look at the making of the exhibition as well as a few highlights and key pieces from the show.


  • Afternoon Tea - £50 per person
  • Champagne Afternoon Tea - £62 per person

Exhibition Image Credits:

Left: Mbeuk Idourrou collection, Imane Ayissi, Paris, France, Autumn/Winter 2019. Photo: Fabrice Malard / Courtesy of Imane Ayissi

Right: Alchemy collection, Thebe Magugu, Johannesburg, South Africa, Autumn/Winter 2021. Photography: Tatenda Chidora /Styling + Set: Chloe Andrea Welgemoed /Model: Sio