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Exciting & Original Fashions - Hyper Hyper

Poster
1982 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A poster printed in 1982 to advertise the launch of the Kensington High Street designer collective Hyper-Hyper, showing a man and a woman fragmented by diagonal stripes in alternating pink and white. The woman wears a black blouse and a bustle skirt printed with winged skeletons and broken glass, the man wears sunglasses, a leather jacket and corduroy trousers.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Printed poster
Brief Description
Poster advertising the launch of 'Hyper Hyper' featuring models wearing garments designed by Sarah Whitworth. London, 1982.
Physical Description
A poster printed in 1982 to advertise the launch of the Kensington High Street designer collective Hyper-Hyper, showing a man and a woman fragmented by diagonal stripes in alternating pink and white. The woman wears a black blouse and a bustle skirt printed with winged skeletons and broken glass, the man wears sunglasses, a leather jacket and corduroy trousers.
Dimensions
  • Height: 771mm
  • Width: 1005mm
Credit line
Given by Sarah Whitworth Stuart
Object history
Donated by Sarah Whitworth Stuart, the designer of the woman's ensemble. At the same time, the donor gave a version of the woman's outfit to the Textiles and Fashion collection (T.22-24-2012) which includes a skirt and blouse identical to those on the poster. This extremely rare poster was intended to be used on the London Underground to promote the new designer market-cum-collective Hyper Hyper which opened on Kensington High Street. Sarah Whitworth (who traded under the title "Deadlier than the Male" from 1984) was one of the founder-members of the collective, specialising in seductive corset-based designs with a strong Gothic influence.

- Daniel Milford-Cottam (May 2013)
Bibliographic Reference
Sonnet Stanfill. 80s Fashion: From Club to Catwalk. Victoria & Albert Museum, London, June 2013, p.15 (illustration 6)
Collection
Accession Number
E.575-2012

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record createdJuly 13, 2012
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