Fashion Space Gallery at LCF have announced a hugely exciting new youth culture fashion exhibition with a truly all-star list of contributors.
Photography from YOUTH HOTEL by Gosha Rubchinskiy
If there’s one fashion related exhibition you should go to this year it’s Mad About The Boy at the Fashion Space Gallery located in the London College of Fashion. Curated by SHOWstudio’s editor, Lou Stoppard, it’s a group exhibition exploring fashion’s preoccupation with youth and, in particular, the way collections and images shape ideas of teenage boyhood. It will engage with the multitudinous incarnations of the young male that exist in fashion’s imagination – including the raver, the sexual fantasist and, of course, the rebel – all of which will be amplified by tableaux and environments specially designed by Tony Hornecker.
Interested? You should be. But when you hear who’s contributing you definitely will be: some of fashion’s greatest youth-centric designers and image makers are on board, including Raf Simons, Alasdair McLellan, Gosha Rubchinskiy, J.W. Anderson, Larry Clark, Christopher Shannon and Nasir Mazhar. Oh, and Nick Knight and Undercover. Yep, that’s a pretty all-star cast of creatives who are contributing everything from videos and photographs, to editorials, films and select looks from seminal collections. Subversive design duo Meadham Kirchhoff will even be re-staging their celebrated SS13 Menswear collection for the duration of the exhibition. Fittingly enough, Mad About The Boy opens on the first day of London Collections: Men (this Friday!), so you can really get your menswear fix. See you there!
Photography by Alasdair McLellan, ‘The Perfect Kiss’ (12 inch version)
Raf Simons SS16 (image courtesy of Raf Simons