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You Choose

We have invited individuals and groups across Bath and North East Somerset to work with us to co-curate You Choose, a community-led exhibition that our choosers feel reflects them and their take on fashion and dress history. A narrative of personal choice and reflection binds together 11 brand new displays enabling us to present fresh and first-hand stories about the museum collection and give our choosers a bigger voice and a visibility in the Fashion Museum galleries.

The Choosers are groups and individuals who experience fashion from different points of view, including seven local residents, a group of Fashion Design students from Bath Spa University, and children from Oldfield Park Junior School.

Featuring pieces by designer names Kenzo, Ossie Clark, Junya Watanabe and Gareth Pugh, as well as historic treasures including a 1750s man’s worsted wool banyan and an 1881 beetle wing embroidered day dress, You Choose gives local people a voice and a visibility in the Fashion Museum galleries and considers issues such as sustainability, creativity, gender fluidity and cultural identity that surround fashion and society in 2022. It allows us to look beyond how the ensembles look and start to understand the complex and fluid meaning that clothes can have to different people.