Feeling down post-fashion week season and amidst the grey palette predominating the October landscape? How about a splash of FLAMBOYANT – in ruby red script – surrounded by Carmen Miranda, Josephine Baker and Frida Kahlo? Designed in collaboration between Tatty Devine and Sue Kreitzman as part of a provocative new exhibition "Dare to Wear," this deliciously extravagant limited edition necklace is just one of the eye-popping delights that Kreitzman and 25 participating artists have prepared for visitors.
An art collector, curator and eccentric style icon herself, Kreitzman has taken an irreverent and daring approach towards mixing art and fashion, with a tantalizing touch of bad taste that calls back to her previous "WOW" and "Flashier&Trashier" exhibitions. Set in The Crypt of St Pacras Church, "Dare to Wear" promises to take us on an underground exploration of adornment in its many guises, be it through clothing and jewellery or talismans, dolls, amulets and all kinds of assemblages.
More than 25 artists answer intriguing wardrobe conundrums such as ‘How many kilos of weird jewellery are correct to wear on any given day?’ and ‘What will you wear on the way to the afterlife?’. See you there – if you dare.
9 October - 4 November, The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, London
Debbie Cicalese (inspired by Man Ray) in response to "Will wearing beige really kill you?"
Yvonne Mabs Francis in response to "What should we wear on the way to the afterlife?"