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Ally Capellino at The Wapping Project

Cult bag designer celebrates 30 years in the business with exhibition at The Wapping Project's industrial art space

To mark the 30th anniversary of Ally Capellino's accessory and fashion label, the Wapping Project is launching a retrospective exhibition of the designer's work. But it isn't just Capellino who has contributed work to this exhibition; long term fans of the brand has been invited through the website to contribute their own beloved AC pieces. Together with accessories from the archives, art director Rupert Blanchard has taken the impressive bag harvest and created a 'wall of bags' within the industrial space of the Wapping Project. Images, clothes, bags and video installations have all been used to tell the story of the Ally Capellino brand in an exhibition that will run for five weeks. Also Liberty of London have joined in with the celebrations, organising an in-house pre-exhibition installation and selling two AC styles embossed with both company logos and featuring the famous Liberty print as lining. Where do I queue?
 Ally Capellino / The Wapping Project
 Wapping Hydraulic Power Station
 Wapping Wall, London, E1W 3ST
 23 April - 6 June