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LONDON — The Ambika P3, a hidden underground space opposite Baker Street Station, has been transformed into an exhibition space for “Invisible Men,” which showcases 170 predominantly British fashion garments from the last 120 years.
The show, which draws exclusively from the University of Westminster Menswear Archive, opened on Friday and will run until Nov. 24 from Wednesday to Sunday.
Designers and brands featured include Aitor Throup, Burberry, Craig Green, Issey Miyake, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Junya Watanabe, Liam Hodges, Martin Margiela, Palace, Paul Smith, Prada, Sibling, Stone Island, Vivienne Westwood and many more.
The early works of Alexander McQueen from 1997 to 1999 and C.P. Company’s urban protection range, which was introduced in 1998 and was considered highly influential to a generation of men’s wear designers, have their own dedicated section.
In clockwise order: Fire proximity suit by Globe; three-piece suit by Alexander McQueen; hand-painted canvas jacket by Craig Green, and Zeltbahn cape by Stone Island.
Technology in fashion also plays a significant role in the exhibition.
Key garments on display include a C.P. Company and Sony collaboration garment from 1999. It has an integrated Sony Discman, the most advanced portable music player available at the time.
Also on display is a touch-sensitive denim signature jacket from