Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion

Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock, 'Life', 2012. © Matthew Hollow

Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock, 'Life', 2012. © Matthew Hollow

Commissioned as part of the London 2012 Festival, this display saw leading British fashion designers and visual artists collaborate in a ground-breaking series of works.

Fashion designers and visual artists featured:
Hussein Chalayan + Gavin Turk
Giles Deacon + Jeremy Deller
Mary Katrantzou + Mark Titchner
Nicholas Kirkwood + Simon Periton
Peter Pilotto + Francis Upritchard
Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock
Paul Smith + Charming Baker
Stephen Jones + Cerith Wyn Evans
Matthew Williamson + Mat Collishaw

Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion was an opportunity to acknowledge and promote the longstanding relationship between fashion and art, and a celebration of London’s role as a creative capital, a place where artists of all kinds congregate and inspire one another.

The pairs were given a completely open brief to see what would emerge from the dialogue between their respective disciplines. The results encompassed sculpture, video, music and photography.

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The project was conceived by the BFC/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation, a charity which aims to foster collaboration between the world of fashion and the visual arts, opera, dance, theatre and film, and has been realised in partnership with the Mayor of London.

 

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