Professor Andrew Groves, Course Director of the Fashion Design BA course, was interviewed by INDIE and Another Man about the lack of exposure for Menswear and the Invisible Men exhibition.
 

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In his interview with INDIE, Professor Groves discussed the notion of ‘invisibility’ for men, and said: “We usually think of invisibility as lacking power but I would argue that powerful men use the uniformity of menswear to enable them to become invisible and to hide. The individual becomes indistinguishable and consequently invisible.”

He added: “I think the interest in menswear from a consumer point of view has exploded in the last 10 years, so now seems the right time to reflect, look back and try to contextualise some of these changes and examine the various ways in which men have used their dress to construct their public identities.”

Talking about the exhibition with Another Man, Professor Groves said: “I’m hoping that this exhibition is a turning point and that other institutions and museums start showing menswear as integral to their fashion collections and exhibitions.”

Read the full article on Another Man’s website.
Read the full article on INDIE’s website. 
 

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