- 2-4 Princes Arcade
- Saturday, June 19, 2021
- Friday, July 16, 2021
- 196 Piccadilly, London SW1Y 6DS
- Westminster City Countil
‘Clothes You’ll Never Wear’ is a participatory art installation that challenges the function of the retail space as a site of fast fashion consumption by transforming it into an immersive workshop and creative hub for making, reusing and sharing.
Artist in residence Lito Apostolakou uses waste materials to create textile sculptures based on personal stories, memories and perceptions of identity. Drawing inspiration from visual, textual, and audio resources, she invites members of the public to join her in using recyclable materials and waste fabric to create imaginary garments.
‘Clothes You’ll Never Wear’ responds to the current precarious climate by transforming waste into visual expressions of identity and by reimagining the high street as a centre of creativity. Princes Arcade links the cultural hub of the neighbouring Royal Academy with the bespoke menswear retailers of Jermyn Street, with the project representing a conceptual and physical bridge between both.
You are invited to witness the collection of absurd garments develop and grow, learn about the stories that inspired the pieces or tune into personal memories.