Victoria & Albert Museum

Fashioning Space


Display of new fashion and textile works by Intoart

A bespoke installation in the V&A Fashion galleries for London Design Festival 2017 bringing together garments, textile hangings and furniture in silk, cotton and linen. Intoart artist-designed fabrics are inspired by influences ancient and modern, spanning 17th Century French tapestries, Japanese kimonos, pop-era textiles and space age technology. Working in collaboration with designers Holly Fulton and James Lambert from the womenswear label ‘Holly Fulton, the printed fabrics have been realised as garments including a unique sputnik jumpsuit by Clifton Wright with embroidered embellishments, silk kimono by Christian Ovonlen and placement print shift dress by Ntiense Eno Amooquaye. Textile hangings of six metre lengths showcase bold repeat pattern designs by four Intoart artists ranging from dancing fish and ironwork to strutting pairs of legs. Screen-printed on linen the designs are hand-editioned at the Royal College of Art in a new collaboration with textile designer Laura Slater.

Supported by Arts Council England, Paul Hamylyn Foundation and Joseph Ettedgui Charitable Foundation.
Embroidered embellishments kindly supported by Hand and Lock and fabric printing by The Silk Bureau Ltd.