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Umbro 100

Sportwear x Fashion

Umbro 100

Over the last century, sportswear has evolved from its functional, athletic, and sporting roots to become the daily uniform for billions of people around the world.  Founded in 1924, the British company Umbro has been central to this revolution.

Today collaborations between sportswear companies and fashion brands are the norm, but Umbro’s collaboration with Paul Smith in 2002 marked the beginning of this trend. Since then, Umbro has collaborated with over 60 different designers and brands.

Umbro 100 investigates how this relationship has evolved and its significance for both sportswear and fashion, using over 120 examples drawn exclusively from the Westminster Menswear Archive.

Designers featured in the exhibition include: Kim Jones, Aitor Throup, Aries, Palace, Paul Smith, Vetements, Supreme, ALMOSTBLACK, Bikkembergs, Eliminator, Philip Treacy, Slam Jam, Factory Records, FORESOMEONE, Peter Saville, Patta, Off-White, John Smedley, Nigel Cabourn, Christopher Raeburn, Rowing Blazers, NOWHERE FC, Gio Goi, Hanon, House of Holland, KANGHYUK, New Order, Numerals, Sweet Sktbs, R. Newbold, Pretty Green, and N.HOOLYWOOD.

Curated by Prof Andrew Groves and Dr Danielle Sprecher 

Umbro 100: Sportswear x Fashion
12 April  – 28 April 2024
Ambika P3, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS

Free admission. Open 11am-7pm every day.

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