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T-shirt

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1994 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Antoni & Alison (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton jersey

  • Museum number:

    T.396-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

T-shirt of white cotton jersey, with blue inscription.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (designed)

Date

1994 (made)

Artist/maker

Antoni & Alison (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton jersey

Marks and inscriptions

'MIRACLES ARE HAPPENING.'

Object history note

Registered File number 1995/907, Streetstyle exhibition 1994-1995, part of the woman's outfit called 'Subcultural Style 1993-4' (includes the jumper T.392-1995, the coat T.393-1995, the night dress T.394-1995, the jeans 395-1995, the lollipop 400-1995, the walkman T.397-1995, the sunglasses T.398-1995 and the necklace 399-1995).

Historical context note

This outfit represents Subcultural Style and was displayed as such in the Street Style exhibition. It was assembled and worn by Angela Salt, who wore it to go to Tecno and Ambient nightclubs and parties throughout 1994. She combined accessible high street garments with army surplus to create a futuristic look that she described as "New Age-Ambient-Techno".

Angela Salt is a successful illustrator and artist. She graduated from Kingston University in 1991 (BA Hons Graphic Design) and did a MA in Communication Media at Manchester Metropolitan University where she graduated in 1992. She based herself in London where her unique appearance (6.5" in Vivienne Westwood heels) and her striking sense of fashion and style attracted a great deal of attention. She posed for Jamie Hewlett's "Tank Girl", an aggressive, shaven-headed and gun-toting female comic book character, wearing much of her own customised and individualised clothing. She donated this outfit to the V&A as an example of her style.

Descriptive line

T-shirt, white cotton jersey, Antoni and Alison, Great Britain, 1994

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Described in the exhibition publication, part of the woman's outfit called 'Subcultural Style 1993-4'.
Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters : Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties

Materials

Cotton jersey

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Informal wear; Evening wear; Streetstyle exhibition 1994

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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