Iris van Herpen's acclaimed Splash dress went on display for the very first time last night during the opening of our latest SHOWcabinet at our Motcomb Street gallery. Created during a 7 day live broadcast from SHOWstudio, the couturier's exquisite garment was the central piece in the exhibition which showcases artworks and fashion items which break down the boundaries between the arts and sciences.
Piper Heidsieck provided limited edition Cannes Brut champagne for our guests to enjoy as they marvelled at the dazzling display of artworks; from Kate MccGwire's stunning feather sculptures to Michael Hansmeyer's 3D architectural print. Iris van Herpen, Irene Bussemaker and Philip Treacy also showed pieces on mannequins, courtesy of Rootstein and Proportion London, each in turn demonstrating meticulous attention to design and detail.
We also unveiled a previously unannounced multi sensory installation in the vault of the gallery. Produced in collaboration with innovative projector brand Vivitek, the installation showcased high speed footage taken by Nick Knight of water splashing over Daphne Guinness. Artists Geoffrey Lillemon and Salvador Breed reinterpretted these scenes to create their film Sonomorphic Mirror. The resulting imagery of cascading water covered the walls of the underground space while Breed's soundtrack resonated through the building.