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Mad About the Boy

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Meadham Kirchhoff, Larry Clark, Raf Simon’s, JW Anderson and Kim Jones come together alongside other illustrious image makers and icons in lou stoppards boy crazy exhibition

“Since I became a photographer I always wanted to turn back the year. Always wished I had a camera when I was a boy. Fucking in the backseat, gang banging with the pretty girls all the other girls in the neighbourhood hated. ” – Larry Clark

In an essay entitled ‘Basic Bitches” SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard once proclaimed that girls who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s were part of a generation that had been sadly forced into a time warp.  “Cruelly prevented from ever growing up like some sad passive female Peter Pan in American Apparel disco pants.”  ….Thank fuck a year later she’s added boys to her loop of youth seekers, because for a while there Stoppard had me feeling a little insecure!

Lou’s new exhibition ‘Mad About the Boy’ showcases a jaw-dropping line up of image makers and icons ‘focusing on the way ideas of the teenage boy are constructed through definitive collections and fashion images.’

Raf Simons, J W Anderson, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Nick Knight, Larry Clark, Kim Jones, Judy Blame, Jason Evans, Tyrone Lebon, Nasir Mazhar, Martine Rose, Christopher Shannon, and even Edward Meadham and Benjamin Kirchhoff come together. Delving into fashion’s elaborate imagination, fixation and various identities that make up their uninhibited spectrum of ‘Boy’. From the outsider, the rebel, the club kid, the sexual fantasy, the experimental to the beautifully in between. Capturing the period of creative, don’t give a shit, wild abandon that the teenage boy embodies. Translated through installation, photography and film from the 80’s and 90’s right up to present and across the fashion world.

Mad About the Boy
On Now – 2 April
Free Admission

www.fashionspacegallery.com/exhibition/mad-boy/

 

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