Opening of Mad About The Boy, Curated by Lou Stoppard @ Fashion Space Gallery In London

Mad About The Boy explores fashion’s obsession with youth, focusing on the way ideas of the teenage boy are constructed through specific collections and fashion images. Sparked by the success of designers like Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent, Raf Simons and Gosha Rubchinskiy – all of whom seem to share a fixation with youth culture – the exhibition sets out to examine the tropes and parallels within fashion’s treatment of youth, unpicking the many notions of the young male that feature in fashion’s imagination, from outsider to sexual fantasy to reveller. Click here to read our interview with Mad About The Boy curator Lou Stoppard. The exhibition will be on view until April 2, 2016 at Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, 20 John Princes Street