Over the last few weeks it’s been fantastic to see how much coverage the current exhibition Mad About the Boy at our Fashion Space Gallery has received in both the national and international press.
The exhibition, curated by SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard has been so popular, we had visitors queuing on the day of opening and over 100 pieces of press coverage.
The exhibition explores 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 sets 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.
I thought I would share some of the excellent coverage the exhibition has seen from GQ, 1883, The Sunday Times, Another, Matches and Dazed. To add to that, Lou Stoppard spoke about the exhibition on Robert Elms’ show on BBC London last Saturday , which you can listen to here.
The success of this exhibition, combined with the FSG’s win in the Time Out Love London Awards, has lead to a real increase in the gallery’s exposure and I am thrilled to see it doing so well.