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photograph of students outside in dappled shade, pinning denim garments onto white cloth
'Fashion Constellations - a teaching project by Ruby Hoette and Katherine May'

Fashion Constellations: blueprints towards expanding fashion practice

The Constance Howard Gallery and Fashions & Embodiment Studio are pleased to invite you to a presentation of evolving artefacts, images, texts and conversations that document reflections on Fashion Constellations - a teaching project led by Ruby Hoette and Katherine May.

Over the course of the exhibition the Constance Howard Gallery will become a site for dialog, collaboration, and experimentation through a programme of workshops and activities, including: Fashion Constellations workshop, conversations facilitated by Kinship Podcast, and publication assembling by Sasha Lychagina

The compiled parts will be available to view/collect from 17-26 March.

Please see @fashiongoldsmiths for programme updates

31 January - 26 March 2020, Mon-Fri 11am-5pm
Opening Reception Friday 31 January 4-7pm


Talking Textiles

Talking Textiles is a get-together for anybody interested in textiles and curious to find out more about the Goldsmiths Textile Collection. A small selection of textiles from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection is available for viewing and informal discussion at the Constance Howard Gallery.  Attendees are invited to continue the discussion over tea and coffee after the session.

Constance Howard Gallery, Deptford Town Hall basement.

Upcoming dates

Secrets underneath the Victorian silhouette: Nineteenth-century underwear
Friday 20 March, 1-3pm
Led by Catarina Ferreira, Historical Costume Researcher

For this iteration of Talking Textiles, we will be exploring and discussing the Goldsmiths Textile Collection’s selection of 19th-century undergarments. Victorian times were defined by their singular silhouettes, which required many layers of underwear. We will be investigating how these garments were made, used and what role they played in women's lives throughout the century. The collection features many interesting pieces, such as split drawers, combinations and petticoats, all required to achieve a fashionable outfit.