11 May – 12 June 2011
In support of Project Ocean, Washed Up highlighted the impact of over-fishing on the environment. The exhibition, held in the Selfridges’ Wonder Room, showcased 26 ocean-inspired couture garments and accessories by designers including Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Gareth Pugh, Iris Van Herpen, Philip Treacy’s lobster hat (on loan from Lady Gaga), a bespoke Swarovski crystal-encrusted swimming cap, designed by Naomi Filmer as well as featuring historic garments, in particular a Victorian bathing outfit.
The exhibition staged victorian cabinetry within a desolate landscape of dead coral recovered from UK customs.
Exhibition graphics: Charlie Smith Design
All proceeds from the catalogue will go to Project Ocean.