Professor Andrew Groves, Course Leader on the Fashion Design BA Honours course, was featured in the Financial Times’ article about the Invisible Men exhibition and the fashion industry’s ongoing interest in overalls and soldiers.
The Invisible Men exhibition will be taking place at Ambika P3 on the University’s Marylebone Campus from 25 October to 24 November. The exhibition displays 170 outfits from the University’s menswear archive and is the largest exhibition of its kind to be staged in the UK.
Professor Groves said about the exhibition: “One of the key pieces we are showing is a reinterpretation of a railway worker’s high-vis utility coat that appeared in Christopher Bailey’s final runway collection for Burberry.
“It’s strikingly similar to its original source garment but it is the small details – the Burberry-embossed poppers and the signature jacquard lining – that transform it into high fashion.”