THE INVISIBLE MEN EXHIBITION:
Well, better late than never. The @invisible_men_exhibition drew pieces from the Westminster Menswear Archive, putting on an extensive show that focused on functional garments for industrial, technical and military use. I first heard about it back in August and was immediately tranced by the possibility of seeing some pieces in the flesh that I would consider 'Grails'; I hate the use of that word as much as you do. The exhibition showcased pieces from countless British menswear designers, such as Samuel Ross, Liam Hodges and Craig Green. These are three designers of many who had their work on show.
In particular, a lengthy section was entirely devoted to C.P. Company's Urban Protection range which was launched in 1998 and creatively led by Moreno Ferrari. This was a range of apparel that inspired a generation of designers; from Aitor Throup to Errolson Hugh. For those fans of Massimo Osti, there were numerous gems from Stone Island, Left Hand and C.P Company on show. It was a great opportunity to see some of the most iconic, sought-after and inspiring garments in history, especially in a public setting endorsed by two passionate curators - @prof.andrewgroves and Dr Danielle Sprecher.
Pictured above are some of my personal highlights taken by @scottmurphy22, who kindly captured these shots for me!