From Where I Stand
This cutting-edge project saw the creation of our first Summer exhibition, produced in co-creation with avant-garde fashion designer Luke Brooks, and a group of young people from Banbury Young Homeless Project. Luke has created headpieces for the likes of Lady Gaga, and uses household items and even tooth-filling gum in his work! Both Luke and the young people were inspired by their visits to Stowe, where they looked at Stowe’s rebels and icons in the past, as well as the role of textiles in Stowe’s past. Working together, Luke assisted the group to create expressive and contemporary fashion pieces. These were then displayed in the House’s historic rooms during August 2015. This project offered a unique opportunity for the young people from Banbury Young Homeless Project to create a public exhibition; it even featured in Garage Magazine!