Examining the modern sculptural presence of this time-honored trend, the SHOWstudio Shop brought together a variety of theatrical headgear by five contemporary milliners. Perfectly balanced between art object and functional accessory, each piece in the show served to demonstrate just how extensively this trend is being reinvented. Where Mazhar and Askill created gigantic, rigid sculptures rooted in art historical precedent, Le Mindu and Noki wove soft materials together to create shocking height and stature. Anchored against Jones' quixotic but painstakingly crafted headpieces, the range of works in headdress afforded the Shop's audience intimate access to the iconic objects of its season's newest fascination.
In tandem and to compliment the headdress exhibition SHOWstudio broadcast performances from the LIVEstudio in Bruton Place.