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  • Mad About The Boy| Meadham Kirchhoff, SS 2013 Presentation Image courtesy of NOWFASHION| Lead Graphic

  • Mad About The Boy| Exhibition Installation, exhibition guides| Photograph depicts white entrance wall with T-shirt and exhibition guides

    Mad About The Boy| Exhibition Installation, exhibition guides| Photography by Emmi Hyppä

  • Mad About The Boy| Exhibition installations| Photograph depicts a wide view of space showing a video installation on TV screen, large white box with outfit inside lit up by light and childs den

    Mad About The Boy| Exhibition installations| Photography by Emmi Hyppä

  • Mad About The Boy| Exhibition mannequin installation| Photograph depicts numerous mannequins at different heights wearing hoodies, lab coat, relaxed sports clothing

    Mad About The Boy| Exhibition mannequin installation| Photography by Emmi Hyppä

  • Mad About The Boy| Exhibition installation- lab coat| Photograph depicts graffiti lab coat with paper plane installation above head

    Mad About The Boy| Exhibition installation- lab coat| Photography by Emmi Hyppä

  • Mad About The Boy| Exhibition video installation| Photograph depicts a photograph taken from behind a leather arm chair facing a small television screen on stand and exhibition wall with framed photographs

    Mad About The Boy| Exhibition video installation| Photography by Emmi Hyppä

  • Mad About The Boy| Exhibition Installation felt tube top and shorts| Photograph depicts a white organza curtain dimly lit by a pink light with a camel felt scallops trim shorts and tubed top with welt pockets either side by seam

    Mad About The Boy| Exhibition Installation felt tube top and shorts| Photography by Emmi Hyppä

  • Mad About The Boy| Exhibition installation of boys den| Photograph depicts exhibition space with a childlike tent made from duvet covers hung by yellow chord attached to ceiling and a glow of yellow light from inside

    Mad About The Boy| Exhibition installation of boys den| Photography by Emmi Hyppä

  • Mad About The Boy| Exhibition installation of dolls| Photograph depicts a miniature catwalk runway inside a transparent perspex box with barbie and ken style dolls sat in the stalls and dolls positioned to look as though they are walking down the catwalk nude

    Mad About The Boy| Exhibition installation of dolls| Photography by Emmi Hyppä

  • Mad About The Boy| Exhibition Installation of mannequin and lighting| Photograph depicts cosmic lighting on a mannequin wearing white garment and tan horn shaped hip pack bag wth front zipper

    Mad About The Boy| Exhibition Installation of mannequin and lighting| Photography by Emmi Hyppä

  • Mad About The Boy| Exhibition Textile and fabric Installation| Photograph depicts a low angle shot of a installation containing multiple pieces of clothing, chairs and mannequin displayed together haphazardly

    Mad About The Boy| Exhibition Textile and fabric Installation| Photography by Emmi Hyppä

Past Event

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Mad About The Boy Event Series: Mark Leckey and Jason Evans in conversation with Lou Stoppard

31 March 2016
Opening Time: 7:30 PM

Mad About The Boy

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8 January – 2 April 2016

Mad About The Boy explored fashion’s obsession with youth, focusing on the way ideas of the teenage boy are constructed through specific collections and fashion images. Sparked by the success of designers like Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent, Raf Simons and Gosha Rubchinskiy – all of whom seem to share a fixation with youth culture – the exhibition set out to examine the tropes and parallels within fashion’s treatment of youth, unpicking the many notions of the young male that feature in fashion’s imagination, from outsider to sexual fantasy to reveller. It presented the work of a variety of designers and image-makers, current as well as select examples from the 1980s and 1990s, for whom the boy provides a constant source of inspiration. Testimony about masculinity and youth was also included to shed light on the sense of fluidity and possibility that many associate with teenage years – a time of perceived infinite opportunity, spontaneity and creative freedom.

 

 

Designers and contributors included: Raf Simons, Kim Jones, Meadham Kirchhoff, Larry Clark, Nick Knight, Nasir Mazhar, Tyrone Lebon, Christopher Shannon, Martine Rose, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Alasdair McLellan, Jason Evans, Jun Takahashi, Judy Blame, Patrick Robyn, Sibling, Glen Luchford, Brett Lloyd, Mark Leckey and JW Anderson.

Mad About The Boy was curated by Lou Stoppard and commissioned by Ligaya Salazar.

Exhibition Design by Tony Hornecker.

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Mad About The Boy Event Series: Nasir Mazhar in conversation with Charlie Porter

30 March 2016
Opening Time: 7:30 PM

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