The Missing Thread – Untold Stories of Black British Fashion. SOMERSET HOUSE

posted on: 20 August 2023

This autumn, Somerset House explores the stories of Black British fashion in a major new exhibition, The Missing Thread, curated by the Black Oriented Legacy Development Agency (BOLD). Spanning from the 1970s to the present day, The Missing Thread charts the shifting landscape of Black British culture and the unique contribution it has made to Britain’s rich design history. 

 

The exhibition, in which I will be showing ‘Bustier’ from the series ‘Objects of Beauty’(1992 – 1995), will examine how the cultural, counter-cultural, political and socio-economic backdrop of the 20th and 21st centuries have shaped the identity of Black style and in turn mainstream fashion culture.