Curated by the Black Orientated Legacy Development (BOLD) Agency, The Missing Thread is open from today (21 September) until 7 January 2024.
There’s a new fashion-focused exhibition open at London’s Somerset House. Entitled The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: The Missing Thread – Untold Stories of Black British Fashion, the new show will spotlight Black British fashion, and chart its evolution from the 1970s up until the present day.
Broken down into four themes – nightlife, performance, tailoring and home – the new show will cover a broad scope of designers and design innovations from the last five decades. Each theme will showcase how fashion has developed as well as creative artworks, cultural artefacts, music, memorabilia, videos and installations, positioning fashion within a wider cultural and socio-political context.
@crackmagazine Bookmark this one for your next gallery day 🧵🪡 There’s a new fashion-focused exhibition open at London’s Somerset House. ‘The Morgan Stanley exhibition: The Missing Thread – Untold Stories of Black British Fashion’ spotlights fashion and designers past and present, and charts an evolution from the 1970s up until the present day. #TheMissingThread #SomersetHouse ♬ original sound – Oreo
The archive of late designer Joe Casely-Hayford, who died in 2019, will be presented for the first time in the UK in exhibition format at the central London gallery and complex. Visitors will also be able to take in original commissions by a number of contemporary Black designers, including Nicholas Daley – who is featured in our September 2023 print issue – Bianca Saunders (pictured) and Saul Nash.
@somersethouse We celebrated in style last night! The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: The Missing Thread opens this Thursday, and our guests showed up and showed out in honour of a landmark exhibition that charts the unique impact of Black British culture on the mainstream. #FashionWeek has never looked so good. 🧵 The Missing Thread is open to the public on 21 September. Somerset House is delighted to be working with Morgan Stanley on The Missing Thread. #fyp #fashion #lfw2023 #blackbritishart #themissingthread #somersethouse ♬ Amon Not Responsible – Monmon