Spectres: When Fashion Turns Back

Spectres set out to reveal the connections between recent fashion and its past. Set up as a series of seven fairground attractions, Spectres invited the visitors into a labyrinth of associations: a shadow lantern throws silhouettes, enlarged maquettes look like games for grown-ups, rotating cogs make and break patterns.


Clark commissioned fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo provided drawings as maquettes, jeweller Naomi Filmer to create mannequin prosthetics and fashion theorist Caroline Evans to lend quotations that evoke the complexity of dress today.