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As a result from the rise of collaborative and digital ventures, we have seen the recipe for a successful fashion presentation evolving from a simple showcase to a co-dependent event. Fashion now desires the status of existing as something inclusive of many parts – housing art exhibitions, film viewings and digital technology, musical ventures and nightclubs all in one. A simple showcase has grown to incorporate a myriad of culture pursuits, with each presentation proving to house spectacular performative qualities - and instead of a stale or somewhat deflated and uncommunicative showroom, we now have an interactive and participative circus to enjoy.
One such venture is this week’s Dalston appearance from luxury leather and bondage wear label Fleet Ilya, who will be showcasing pieces from their 2011 collection in a multifarious collaboration between themselves and acclaimed fashion and portrait photographer Rankin and location and prop company Castle Gibson. The exhibition, ‘Restraint’, will display the label’s leather belts, bags and bondage gear alongside Rankin’s selected photographs, starring model Sophie Willing and her partner Jethro Cave.
The exhibition is to be held at a Castle Gibson location, a beautiful five-story period property in London’s most recently crowned art hub kingdom, Dalston, which seems the perfect setting for such an exhibition as this. Guests will be able to order exclusive and custom made pieces and have private access to the pieces as yet unavailable to the public.
The exhibition and pop-up boutique will be running from Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 November, 12pm – 6pm