The delayed 'Part Two' of the Fashion Museum day trip review is focused on the current exhibition at the Fashion Space Gallery.
This space is within the John Princes Street campus of London College of Fashion. Despite being a stone's throw away from Oxford Circus - it is situated kind of behind Zara, and near the huge H&M on the corner - I believe it is arguably one of the lesser known fashion exhibit spaces in London. Which is a shame, as it is free to visit, and strives to have innovative displays throughout the year.
About four years ago I went to the Fashion Space Gallery to see "Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike" and shamefully I hadn't been back since. Not for lack of interest, as the exhibitions in the last four years sound amazing - from Simon Costing's Impossible Catwalk Shows, to Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-up, and not forgetting Museum of Transology (which fortunately is now in Brighton and I will not miss it this time). I just simply forget that it is there. I've been to Oxford Street numerous times in the past four years. In fact, last summer I was interning in the H&M press office / showroom for 5 weeks, and didn't once pop in during a lunch break.
However, the current exhibition, Present Imperfect: Disorderly Apparel Reconfigured, really caught my eye as a recent Fashion History Graduate about to embark on my post-grad studies in History of Design and Material Culture.
Entering the space, visitors are faced with a definition reading the following: