Explore Plymouth's fashion past and future from the 1700s to the present day, featuring everything from lace to latex.
In Plymouth’s first exhibition dedicated to fashion, highlights from The Box’s costume and textile collection will be displayed alongside paintings, drawings, film and archival material to tell important local and international stories about fashion and clothing.
Spanning the 1700s to today, the exhibition ignites contemporary conversations about identity, sustainability, shopping, design, making and craft.
A paper dress from the 1960s foretells the future of fast fashion, while a 300 year old silk gown tells the story of the global textile trade. A subversive garment made locally, and worn all around the world, represents one of several of the city’s histories of garment production.