This autumn and winter, Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion will be hosting “Fashion Together” – a new exhibition curated by freelance writer and British GQ contributing editor, Lou Stoppard.
The exhibition includes garments, films, photographic prints, sketches, notes, audio recordings, and fashion editorials, all from behind the scenes of seven of the most accomplished collaborations in the fashion industry.
Fashion partnerships on display in the exhibition include Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy, Nick Knight and Daphne Guinness, Shaun Leane and Alexander McQueen, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Gareth Pugh and Ruth Hogben, and Thom Browne and Stephen Jones.
The exhibition explores how the relationship between each pair enhances their creativity and individual talents, while pushing the fashion industry forward.
Stoppard says: “I’m interested in lasting partnerships – the formative, friendships, the unions that exist behind the scenes or the decades-long working relationships that have shaped each participant’s vision and life. These relationships are common across the industry, but their complexity has been under-analysed. How is credit shared? How is work divided? Is jealousy or ownership an issue? Is there a recipe for success?”
A series of talks, workshops, and masterclasses to accompany the exhibition will also be announced in late September.
Fashion Together will run from Friday 8 September to Saturday 13 January, with a private viewing on Thursday 7 September. The exhibition is installed at Space Gallery within the London College of Fashion’s Oxford Circus campus and is free to enter.
Lou Stoppard’s book, Fashion Together: Fashion’s Most Extraordinary Duos on the Art of Collaboration, will be on sale from 17 October, featuring conversations from an additional 10 fashion duos, as well as the ones included in the exhibition.