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Collaborative Unit Project with The Underpinnings Museum

Collaborative Unit Project with The Underpinnings Museum

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Collaborative Unit Project with The Underpinnings Museum

Biography

In 2017 Collaborative Unit students worked with the Underpinnings Museum, which focuses on the history of lingerie and its evolution through time. They wanted students to help across creative, curatorial and entrepreneurial disciplines, the students’ responses were then used as part of different exhibitions for the museum.

Interview

Remaking the past

MA Pattern and Garment Technology students (Yang Mu, Macarena Prada Leis, Alberto Atalla, Yanwen Chen, Mark Heah, Xiangte Chen, and Mengque Wang) undertook studies of archived pieces from the museum’s collection, each selected to represent a theme chosen by the museum. They were given expert guidance in how to handle each piece, and then developed a study of the cut and construction of the garments. Specification drawings and construction methods for each item were created, alongside a draft of the pattern and digital copy. This work was made part of the ‘Remaking the Past’ exhibition, this displays the original objects chosen by the students alongside their reproduction, technical illustration and digitised garment pattern.

Find out more about the students’ work on The Underpinnings Museum website

Unboxing

Students Sarah Hardcastle (MA Fashion Media Production) and Gill MacGregor (MA Fashion Curation), worked towards a digital exhibition for the museum, surrounding the idea of unboxing. They wanted to uncover the excitement of the unseen archive and the first reveal of each piece.

“This project aims to engage the sense and present the items to an audience in a new and exploratory way.”

This resulted in a series of films showing the unboxing of pieces from the museum’s collection.

Silk & Embroidered Tulle Bralet And Tap Pants By Owl Make, c. 1920s from The Underpinnings Museum on Vimeo.

Find out more about the students’ work on The Underpinnings Museum website

Links

Learn more about the Collaborative Unit

Find out more about MA Pattern and Garment Technology