The 2016 MA Fashion Curation Group Show responded to the theme of Zero Gravity.
My original ideas focused on 1960s space-age fashion but very soon our group took a more conceptual approach, exploring ideas of weightlessness.
This inspired me to think about traces from the past and how historical fashions can evoke memories of different social times.
The Edwardian young girl’s dress I curated for this exhibition reminded me of more carefree childhood, not weighed down by the responsibilities and problems facing today’s youth.
Borrowed from a private collection belonging to Alex Legendre, the Edwardian girl’s dress was suspended from the ceiling of the gallery with fishing wire.
An internal construction of silk padded arms and a cotton bag full of tissue helped to create the contours of a body inside the dress.
The indirect lighting created a shadow, a ghostly image from the past. The archive box, suspended from the ceiling, highlighted the historic value of collecting the past through dress collections.
Each student responded to the brief differently, selecting a coherent group of objects that were displayed showing a high level of curatorial skills.
MA Fashion Curation, LCF, UAL