Headdress

12 March03 April 2010
Installation View

Examining the modern sculptural presence of this time-honored trend, the SHOWstudio Shop brought together a variety of theatrical headgear by five contemporary milliners. Perfectly balanced between art object and functional accessory, each piece in the show served to demonstrate just how extensively this trend is being reinvented. Where Mazhar and Askill created gigantic, rigid sculptures rooted in art historical precedent, Le Mindu and Noki wove soft materials together to create shocking height and stature. Anchored against Jones' quixotic but painstakingly crafted headpieces, the range of works in headdress afforded the Shop's audience intimate access to the iconic objects of its season's newest fascination.

In tandem and to compliment the headdress exhibition SHOWstudio broadcast performances from the LIVEstudio in Bruton Place.

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Previous Exhibitions

Exhibition

Fashion Revolution

17 September — 23 December 2009
From its outset, the philosophy of SHOWstudio.com has been to demystify the creative process, rather than offering the final product as acme of creative production, SHOWstudio.com seeks instead to explore the process of getting there.
Exhibition

BlackWhite

08 May — 19 June 2010
In tandem with the physical exhibition, SHOWstudio.com broadcast performances by Judy Blame, Edward Griffiths and Gareth Pugh from the LiveStudio in Bruton place.
Exhibition

Inside/Out

26 June — 14 August 2010
The use of abject imagery in art and fashion can be traced throughout history. The Dadaists were of course enthralled with transgression and taboo but since well before the Renaissance, painters expressed a fascination with blood.