This exhibition by Helen Miller celebrates 20 years of her fashion label, SOOKii. The showing consists of soft sculptures, including textile-rich theatrical masks and costumes, limited edition digital prints and a curated collection of signature ready-to-wear silk dresses from the SOOKii archive. Japanese silk shibori dresses, one-off garments as well as theatrical pieces created using recycled textiles will hang from the ceilings and grace the walls of the space. Miller’s approach to slow fashion and sustainability is influenced by her Japanese mother’s post war and immigrant experience. The threads of scarcity and loss are woven into each creation and evidenced in the exhibition’s supporting dioramas depicting scenes of Helen’s garment making process. Each object is interwoven with themes of cultural identity, self preservation and acceptance – all coming together to celebrate two decades of creation.
Feature Images by Louis Lim.