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Subcultures: Then and Now

‘Subcultures: Then and Now’ is a research project exploring subcultural style and its impact on fashion, curation and culture.

Our starting point is 'Streetstyle', the groundbreaking exhibition held at the V&A in 1994, curated by Amy De La Haye, Cathie Dingwall and Ted Polhemus. On its 25th anniversary, we're looking back and considering subcultures now: how we research them, document them and seek to understand their significance in contemporary culture.

We encourage you to explore, be inspired and use our responses to spark your own.

Subcultures: Then

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