The Westminster Menswear Archive has announced that it will stage the most extensive exhibition in the UK devoted to menswear this autumn. Called Invisible Men, the four-week-long show will feature over 170 garments of predominantly British menswear from the last 120 years, including pieces by A-COLD-WALL*, adidas, Alexander McQueen, Stone Island, and Vivienne Westwood.
Arranged into twelve sections, the show – which takes place between October 21 and November 24 – aims to examine the design language of menswear, which mostly centres on functional garments for industrial, technical, or military use.
According to the organisation's website, the exhibition aims to look at how “the language of menswear has developed an almost fetishistic appreciation of the working man in all his heroic iterations, referencing the clothing of seafarers, soldiers, athletes, firefighters, road workers, explorers, and scientists.”
Invisible Men will run at the University of Westminster between October 21 and November 24.