Atelier E.B.: Passer-By

21 February–28 April 2019

Exhibition Overview

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View of the exhibition "Passer-by", Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (3 October 2018 – 6 January 2019)

A common interest in the history of motifs and retail display inspired designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie to form the Atelier E.B fashion label.

Their first major exhibition in France combines contemporary creation, the history of fashion and museum design. It opens with a bespoke showroom for their new collection, Jasperwear, and continues with historical research into the figure of the mannequin, from ancient sculpture to department store windows. It ends with a series of commissions by contemporary artists.

The title of the exhibition, Passer-by, acknowledges consumers of fashion not just as individuals who buy garments, but everyone who glances at shop window displays and enjoys fashion through books, magazines, exhibitions, and other means.

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