‘T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION’ exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum

‘T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION’ exhibition at Fashion and Textile Museum

The ’T-SHIRT: CULT – CULTURE – SUBVERSION’ exhibition opened its doors on the 9th of February at the Fashion and Textile Museum, highlights the multi-faceted role of this humble garment. From men’s underclothes to symbol of rock and roll rebellion, through punk and politics to luxury fashion item, T-shirts broadcast who we are and who we want to be.

The exhibition will feature a private collection of Vivienne Westwood t-shirts from the early days of Let it Rock, Sex, and Seditionaries, through to the designers most recent collections, Active Resistance to Propaganda and Climate Revolution. This group of rare objects will form a central installation of the exhibition, accompanied by an introduction to the historical biography of the T-shirt and an insight into its technological advances, mapped through sections focusing on contemporary design.