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Fashioning Inclusion, 12 December 2018

Fashioning Inclusion brings together a diverse group of researchers and practitioners who show that bodies of all abilities and types can be a site for creative self expression.

Photo credit: Frida Kahlo in blue satin blouse, 1939, photograph by Nickolas Muray. © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives

The challenges of creating with and for different abilities offer new opportunities for experimentation with materials, technologies and aesthetics which can pioneer true innovation for art, performance, fashion and worn objects. From the iconic personal style of artist Frida Kahlo, as discussed by Curators Claire Wilcox and Circe Henestrosa, to performances with disabled and non- disabled dancers by Candoco Dance Company and inclusive design and material development by LCF students and Alumni, Fashioning Inclusion invites you to challenge pre-conceptions about who can engage with fashion, performance and bodily expression and to explore how these spaces can be further opened to be accessible to all.

The venue has limited step-free access. If you need step-free access to evacuate in an emergency, or have other any access requirements, please let us know. More detailed access information is available on our AccessAble page

The event will include BSL translation and will be live streamed and recorded for access off site.

For details of how to book and how to connect to the live stream please check the e-store link on December 12th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objects of a Passion – platform lecture by Professor Amy de la Haye

On Tuesday 13 November 2018, Professor Amy de la Haye gave a Professorial Platform Lecture entitled Objects of a Passion: Curating, Writing and Teaching as Practice 2014-18.  The lecture was organised by themes which had inspired her over the course of her practice as a Curator, Writer and Co-Director, alongside Judith Clark, of Centre for Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion where she also teaches on the MA Fashion Curation.

A recording of the lecture is available on Youtube.

Read the accompanying interactive leaflet Objects of a Passion

Read more about Professor Amy de la Haye’s research here

Dressing the Self/Other – An interdisciplinary conversation on the topic of dress and performance 

Matteo Augello is a PhD student at the Centre for Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion and a former freelance researcher for the V&A opera exhibition in 2017. Based on a video clip of his performance-lecture on ’The Art of the Prima Donna’, Matteo will start off the conversation by discussing some of his work on dress in Italian Opera and share reflections on dress performance and re-enactment as research tools and crucial elements in the teaching of fashion history.

Visit the Crassh page for more information and booking.

Dressing the Self, 5.30pm – 7.30pm 27 November 2018

More posts from Matteo

Read about Matteo’s research

Pink: the History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color

A Review by Jeffrey Horsley

Pink: the History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color explores the colour pink and its multitude shades and cultural meanings. Organized by Dr Valerie Steele, Director, The Museum at FIT, Pink interrogates the history, materiality and cultural meanings of a colour that, as the exhibition guide points out, ‘provokes exceptionally strong feelings of both attraction and repulsion.’

Pink. Installation view. Image © Jeffrey Horsley courtesy The Museum at FIT

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The Cloud Project with the Tim Yip Studio at the Southbank Centre

By NJ Stevenson

This summer I was invited to take part in the Cloud project which was the closing event for London’s Southbank Centre’s three year long China Changing festival  and the result of a year long collaboration between the Southbank and the Chinese-based Tim Yip Studio. A film and stage art director, costume designer and visual artist, Yip is particularly well known for his Academy Award winning work on Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) but works prolifically for stage and film productions, dance companies, art exhibitions and fashion collaborations.

The Cloud Project with the Tim Yip Studio at the Southbank Centre

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Fashion and Folly – presenting at ‘Wonder in the Eighteenth Century’ Conference

In October 2018, PhD student Jenna Rossi-Camus presented her research at the annual conference of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

This year’s conference, held in Niagara Falls, took Wonder in the Eighteenth Century as its theme. Jenna was invited by the conveners to present her work on eighteenth century fashion graphic satire and the collections of Horace Walpole as part of a series of professional development workshops aimed at educators and graduate students. By presenting her practice-based research-in-progress, Jenna’s research served the conference theme and aims by demonstrating how fashion exhibition-making can be a strategy for inciting wonder and interest in eighteenth-century studies for contemporary (and non-academic) audiences.

Read more about Jenna’s Research 

Interview “T-shirts – curating its narrative” by Annabel Hoyng–van der Meijden with Jenna Rossi Camus

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