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The Missing Thread
Untold Stories of Black British Fashion 

The Missing Thread looks afresh at the rich history of Black British fashion from the 1970s to the present day. It brings together several generations of artist and designers, many of whose achievements and legacies have been overlooked or untold. Looking beyond the catwalk to everyday life, club cultures, music scenes, visual arts and photography, The Missing Thread also presents fashion as intertwined with broader cultural movements and styles.

The Missing Thread
21 Sep 2023 - 07 Jan 2024
Sommerset House

Tickets and more about the exhibition here.


What we do

As an organisation BOLD works behind the scenes with initiatives that forge structural and institutional change.

We also work on a public facing level across the board consultation in terms of story telling, marketing, branding, design and creative direction as well as  social responsibility, policy and change management.

Our clients are brands, businesses, public sector organisations and institutions seeking to have new, more inclusive conversations.

Who are BOLD 

We are a growing team of visionaries.

We have worked in the commercial, academic and public sector for over two decades, sought after for our cultural and creative expertise.

Harris Elliott is a Creative Director, Cultural Curator and Academic. Elliott has worked extensively in Japan for 20 years, has curated a number of international cultural exhibitions and counts Thom Browne, Adidas, Gorillaz and The Royal College of Art among his clients.

Andrew Ibi is an Academic, Designer and Entrepreneur. Ibi has worked as a designer since 1996 including a role at Joe Casely-Hayford. Ibi launched his eponymous brand before opening cult, retail concept, The Convenience Store, in 2008 - stocking Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, Maison Margiela to name a few. He currently heads the fashion department at Liverpool John Moores Uni, having worked with Manchester Met, Kingston, LCF and the RCA.

Jason Jules is a Brand Consultant, Writer and Creative Director. Over the years he has worked with Levi’s, Nike, Sony Records amongst others.

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