SUITS & SAREES
A collaborative programme of three East Midlands’ exhibitions, celebrating the global exchanges that have shaped and continue to shape fashion in the East Midlands. Kajal Nisha Patel worked with Dipak Mistry, to deliver a series of six workshops with young people. They covered a wide range of topics such as fusion fashion, street style, body conscious, respectability and early globalisation.
A major exhibition followed at The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester. It explored the global fashion connections between South Asia and Britain, and looked at British Asian fashion, as befits a local museum service with a special focus on Leicester stories. This exhibition formed part of the East Midlands Dress the World project that was one of the partners in the Stories of the World museum strand of the Cultural Olympiad, 2012.
March 29, 2012