Atsuko Kudo designs ‘Armour for Prostitutes’

Atsuko Kudo, announced Most Innovative Brand of the Year at the 2011 UK Lingerie Awards, has contributed a special commission piece to the ‘Selling Sex’ exhibition at SHOWstudio Gallery.

The piece, which has been designed and produced for the show, is entitled ‘Armour for Prostitutes’ and marks a further development of Atsuko’s signature couture style.

The ensemble includes a one piece fully filigreed dress and hood combination in black, which also has built in neck and waist corsets.

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It is designed to be worn over a cloud grey bustled petticoat – with additional extensive filigree around the hem. It is further accessorised with matching Diana lace filigree black latex over boots and opera gloves.

The ‘Selling Sex’ exhibition contains the work of female artists exclusively. This is a direct response to the ‘lack of female artists’ representation’ in major galleries and the ‘wider under representation’ in the creative and other industries.

Other artists in the show include Una Burke, Sarah Lucas, Betony Vernon, Liz Cohen, Lisa Z. Morgan and Marianne Maric, amongst others.

The show opened with a very well attended private view on March 22, including SHOWstudio’s founder and legendary photographer Nick Knight.

The gallery is situated at SHOWstudio Shop, 1 – 9 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6LT. It is open Monday to Friday, from 11.00 to 18.00.

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