Birds of a Feather: Why Designers are Flocking to Kate MccGwire

When the directors of MoMu, Belgium’s leading fashion museum, contacted British artist Kate MccGwire to ask her to produce work for its 2014 “Birds of Paradise: Plumes & Feathers in Fashion” exhibition, she thought they were joking. But when they turned up to meet with her in London, she knew this was the real deal. They asked her to do an installation at the museum in Antwerp, which would complement the gowns on show by designers including Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Thierry Mugler.

Holly Howe

Holly Howe is a freelance journalist and strategic communications consultant with a particular focus on the arts. You can typically find her in a gallery, somewhere around the world, usually with a glass of wine in her hand. She writes for Complex, Soho House, Londnr, and State Magazine, among others. She also runs the Culture Vultures, a networking group for people in media and the arts in London...(Read More)