Lou Stoppard's 'Fashion Together'
There’s no lack of dynamic duos on screen from Thelma and Louise to Romy and Michele, the theory stands true that two heads are indeed better than one. Off-screen, partnerships in fashion have also created some of the most standout and notable pieces of our time. In Fashion Together, an exhibition curated by Lou Stoppard of ShowStudio , it explores fashion’s most illustrious double-acts. We explore a few of these unions here.
1. Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler
The husband and wife duo met in 1988 and since then, the two have had a strong creative influence over each other. A year after meeting, Kronthaler worked with Westwood on one of her collections and designed the famed ‘sun-wheel dresses’. Since then, the two have worked side by side to produce the punk aesthetic synonymous to Westwood’s sartorial codes.
2. Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy
One of fashion’s most influential couples, Michèle Lamy has played a strong role in Rick Owen’s eponymous label as his muse and creative consultant. Known as ‘the gothic priestess’, her eccentric style lends herself well to Owens’ campy and underground aesthetics. The two have collaborated for over 20 years and Owens often refers to Lamy as ‘his better half’.
3. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren
Since 1993, Viktor and Rolf have worked together on their eponymous label. Teaming up after their studies at the Academy of Arts, the two have been lauded by the industry for their instantly recognisable designs heavy in extravagant construction and innovative silhouettes. The two have complemented each other by pushing their creative boundaries to produce wearable pieces of art that show off their powerful partnership.