9 March – 17 April 2015
Private view: 19 March, from 4 to 7pm
The Constance Howard Gallery and the Goldsmiths MA Fashion programme are pleased to invite you to the opening of Thinking Threads, featuring new student works alongside archival pieces from the Goldsmiths Textiles Collection.
Using objects from the collection as a jumping off point, the pieces in Thinking Threads illustrate the diverse and far-reaching research processes and outcomes achieved. Each project critiques, deconstructs and challenges the intersecting paradigms of fashion, identity, sustainability and materiality. The material and theoretical inquiries conducted through the works on display have unfolded into a multitude of different media, including garments, textiles, printed matter, photography, and moving images: embodying physical threads, digital threads and threads on our backs. Viewers are invited to tease out the social, cultural and material threads running throughout this visually rich and engaging exhibition.
MA Fashion is a unique programme which explores the social and cultural context of fashion through both theory and practice. It enables students to combine research, debate and ethics with making to cultivate new and inclusive ways of thinking, doing and being fashion. Through collaboration and experimentation students develop critical perspectives on the prevailing fashion system and an understanding of how to activate this knowledge in various professions across the creative industries.
Constance Howard Gallery
Goldsmiths, University of London
Deptford Town Hall Building
New Cross Road London
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am-5pm
MA Fashion would like to thank Lizzie Cannon and Jenny Doussan from the Goldsmiths Textiles Collection and Lesley Ruthven from Goldsmiths Special Collections for their kind support.