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.

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The Box, Plymouth

Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AX

01752 304774

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10am - 5pm Tue to Sun and Bank Holidays.

The Box is free with no need to book.

We're still working hard to keep our visitors safe while they're with us. Please give each other space and wear a face covering if possible.


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