Disorderly apparel reconfigured
A playful project that tests the principal elements of exhibiting fashion: object, body, text, installation. A conversation between exhibition-maker Jeffrey Horsley and curator Amy de la Haye inspired by apparel which is damaged, worn-out or perished.
A high-performance reflective fabric incorporating glass microspheres that have, over 20 years, ruptured the textile surface. Lent by Oliver Evans, Too Hot Limited, Iconic Cultural Artefacts London.
Close up of a perished Redfern afternoon gown c. 1907. Metal was added to silk used in the lining. Over time the metal cuts, razor-like, into the silk filaments. The phenomenon was called 'inherent vice'.
Cotton with Raso Gommato coating, bonded with 'toffee-wrapper' textile (delaminated and split). The 'toffee-wrapper' facing is likened to a perished silk gown made a century previously. Lent by Jojo Elgarice, Jojo's General Store by Rag Parade, Sheffield.
12 May – 4 August