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.
- Discover full stories behind the images and learn more about Amy's curatorial process in Subcultures: Then (PDF 5MB).
Photographer, director and artist Olivia Rose captures a series of portraits of individuals whose personal style demonstrates the hybridity and subjective meaning of contemporary streetstyle.
A short podcast series featuring a diverse range of curators, students and artists sharing their stories and insights about fashion, style and subcultures.
Hosted in east London, the birth place of Grime, the exhibition will feature rare archives and exclusive visuals capturing the essence of Grime.
A symposium exploring historical and contemporary subcultural dress through image-making, identity and representation from curatorial, artistic and scholarly perspectives.